Wave Broadband, one of the more innovative of independent cable companies, is getting acquired. Here’s an interview I did not so long ago with Wave’s Steve Friedman about the outside-the-lines strategy that ended up making this smallish regional company worth $2.4 billion. From The Cable Center’s series of oral histories.
Okay, it’s not exactly “live,” since it happened earlier today (May 16), but here’s the video of the Imagine Park panel I moderated at INTX 2016 in Boston. Good stuff here on what’s new and next in interactive sports and personalized “channels” for following teams, athletes, plays and more.
Shrill headlines are my passion. Except not. Anyway, here’s a smart guy, Arnaud Perrier of Envivio, schooling me on the future of multi-screen video from SCTE’s 2014 Cable-Tec Expo conference in Denver. Part of CED’s “Live from the Show” series.
What exactly am I doing standing in front of a giant gasoline tank with SCTE CEO Mark Dzuban? Talking shop as part of CED Magazine’s “Live from the Show” series, that’s what. Here’s Dzuban on emergency preparedness and why it’s important to broadband network operators — and those who rely on them.
Got to quiz the brains behind IFC’s breakthrough hit “Portlandia” about the genesis of the show and the business workings behind it. Thanks to The Cable Center for the chance to moderate a great panel.
Check it out: I’m on TV (or a reasonable facsimile of TV) with some interesting folks doing interesting things in/around the cable biz. From CED Magazine’s “Live from the Show” series.
CTAM’s Rocky Mountain Chapter brought together a great trio of panelists representing Comcast (West Division), Frontier Airlines and Denver University (current Professor and former AT&T Broadband-er Theresa Conley) for a discussion on rebranding. I had the privilege of moderating…once I found the right building. See, it was early in the morning and, well anyway here’s a photo of our esteemed crew.
Spoke at the National Cable Television Cooperative’s 2010 Independent Show in Baltimore, offering a thought or two about Internet video and competitive implications for cable providers. Below is a write-up by Communications Technology (thanks, Debra) on my remarks.
Live From The Independent Show: Living With The ‘Frenemy’
Debunking all the talk of cable customers “cutting the cord,” Stewart Schley, One Touch Intelligence’s senior director/industry intelligence, was quick to tell Independent Show attendees at the show’s closing session that there were 590,000 new aggregate subs reported by all cablecos during 1Q10, even with the specter of Internet video.
“The number of people who actually would cut cable service in favor of Internet video is less than 4 percent,” he added. Continue reading NCTC 2010: Meet the ‘Frenemy’
Recently got to moderate a great panel discussion at CTAM’s 2010 Insights & Research Conference, featuring the wicked-smart investment analyst Laura Martin and Time Inc. research strategist Betsy Frank. The subject was “disruption” to media industry segments provoked by the digital transformation. Music, video, publishing and more.