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Top Cable Tech Trends Of 2009

Top Cable Tech Trends Of 2009

Out with the analog: Cable operators this year advanced their digital agendas to make room for more DOCSIS 3.0 and HD.

MSOs also pushed ahead on the wireless front, and it was the year interactive TV (finally) began to bloom for cable, even though Canoe's initial crack at advanced advertising was a bust. Looking to the future, operators pondered the potential of IPTV, and at the tail end of 2009 we saw the first glimpses TV Everywhere--cable's bid to extend the video-subscription model to the Internet.

Here's a recap of the year's biggest technology trends, with representative stories from the pages of Multichannel News:

Migrating toward all-digital:

DOCSIS 3.0 rollouts:

Interactive TV & advanced advertising:


IPTV for cable: 

TV Everywhere:





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