It occurs to me that this maybe to position Cable companies to take a tougher stance in retransmission consent negotiations. Any thoughts? CableLabs Proposes Specifications for OTA Reception in Cable Boxes March 9, 2007 CableLabs <http://www.cablelabs.com/>, the cable television industry's technology development consortium, is working on an initiative to develop cable interface specifications for receipt of off-air digital broadcast signals. The Louisville, Colo.-based consortium said the interface specifications would enable devices to receive digital off-air television signals and would deliver these digital signals seamlessly through a cable set-top box. The technology would allow consumers to receive broadcast television signals as an integrated viewing experience. Founded in 1988 by members of the cable television industry, Cable Television Laboratories is a non-profit research and development organization that is dedicated to pursuing new cable telecommunications technologies and to helping its cable operator members integrate those advancements into their business objectives. Members include Cable One, Cox Communications, Comcast Cable Communications, Time Warner Cable, and others.