[opendtv] CableLabs Proposes Specifications for OTA Reception in Cable Boxes

  • From: "Dale Kelly" <dalekelly@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "OPENDTV" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2007 11:23:02 -0800

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
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.

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