As we noted in an earlier post, cord-cutting fears are likely to be on the minds of many attendees of annual cable TV industry event The Cable Show this week in Washington, D.C. Whether or not you think cord-cutting is anything for the cable guys to worry about, there also will be much more for cable industry types to see, do and gossip about at the show. In addition to the obvious hot topics, such as Tru2way, advanced advertising and Enhanced TV Binary Interchange Format, there also is the issue of finding a new chief for industry technology research group CableLabs.
Some may have forgotten, but long-time CableLabs chief Richard Green is set to retire at the end of this year. Light Reading's Cable Digital News speculates that a new CableLabs leader could be announced very soon. Green will be a tough one to replace because he is the only leader the group has had in its 21-year history, and he oversaw the cable TV industry's adoption of broadband and telephony technologies that have made them a competitive force on par with telcos.
- Cable Digital News has a preview of The Cable Show
Green announced his retirement plans last year
Green tried to rally telcos around Tru2way