I may not have been able to make it to CES this year, but I’m tentatively planning to cover The Cable Show in May. (Tentative currently since I’ll need to work out the time off with my day job, but I don’t think that’ll be a problem since my boss is excellent. I’ll worry about that once I’m back from my honeymoon in a month or so.) I already have my Media Registration confirmed.
The Cable Show 2012 is being held in Boston, May 21-23. Since that’s basically local to me, I don’t have much of an excuse for not going this year. The Cable Show is the conference held by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association to showcase all of the latest and greatest technology and products in the cable industry.
The current list of exhibitors includes all of the expected hardware players, including TiVo. Given the focus of the show I expect they’ll be pitching their MSO solutions, and I’m very interested in what they have planned for that market to build upon their success to date. Of course it’ll also be very interesting to see what The Usual Suspects (Cisco, Motorola, Pace, Samsung, et al.) have up their sleeves. Especially if Google gets approval for their acquisition of Motorola before the show and we hear what their plans might be.
I’m looking forward to it as I haven’t attended an industry show since CES 2009, and this will be my first time attending The Cable Show. I know Gabe from Tech of the Hub, another Boston-area blogger, is also planning to attend. Maybe we can have a little Gathering of Bloggers.