Barriers to Entry

Kuhl, Craig
December 2005
CED;Dec2005, Vol. 31 Issue 13, p42
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the M cablecard and downloadable security systems. Considered the next-gen CableCARD, the M card is a backwards-compatible device designed to operate with single stream or multi-stream devices. It is estimated that by 2009, more than 108 million digital TV subscribers worldwide will be using a smorgasbord of on-demand services, and probably a few that haven't even been invented yet. The M Card has multi-stream capabilities with six streams passing through a card. It's getting lots of attention by the FCC and the cable industry.


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