The Independent Show Wrap-Up, 7-27-15

July 27, 2015
The Small-Cable 'Tea Party' in Boston: A Q&A With ACA President/CEO Matt Polka
ACA president and CEO Matt Polka spoke with Multichannel News editorial director Mark Robichaux prior to the start of last week's The Independent Show about the government issues facing smaller operators these days and ACA members' (polite) policy demands. More»

Harvard Prof to Ops: Think People, Not Products
A Harvard Business School professor addressing The Independent Show suggested that cable operators may be thinking about new over-the-top competitors in the wrong way -- and that they should focus on the customer, not the product. More»

Small Ops Get Bleak Financial Forecast
MoffettNathanson principal and senior analyst Craig Moffett, a longtime cable bull, painted a bearish, if not bleak, picture of the prospects for small and medium cable operators in light of new Internet rules and price regulations. More»

ACA Hands Out Top Awards During TIS 2015
The American Cable Association, during The Independent Show in Boston, presented ACA members and partners with top awards in recognition of their unwavering support for the trade association and the mission to supply hometown America with superior voice, video and broadband Internet services to help foster economic growth and development benefiting all Americans, as the trade association for smaller cable operators put it. More»

Cable Tees Up Another TV Everywhere Tilt
CTAM and a group of pay TV companies and programmers including Comcast, NBCUniversal, Cox Communications, Mediacom Communications, A+E Networks, Turner, HBO and Univision have launched another marketing campaign to amp up awareness and usage of multiscreen TV-everywhere services. More»

ACA: FCC Lowballs Impact of Net Neutrality Transparency
The American Cable Association says the FCC is lowballing the impact of expanded transparency requirements in its new network-neutrality rules. More»

Cable Center CEO Larry Satkowiak to Retire
The 12-year chief of The Cable Center in Denver will retire at the end of the year. More»

Viewpoint: Meeting Glenn Jones for the First Time
Multichannel News editorial director Mark Robichaux reminisces about his first encounter with the late, great cable entrepreneur. More»


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