TITLE

IN PODS WE TRUST

AUTHOR(S)
Hearn, Ted; Farrell, Mike
PUB. DATE
July 2000
SOURCE
Multichannel News;07/10/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 28, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the hesitance of retailers in the United States to stock their shelves with cable set-top boxes, despite the cable television industry's overwhelming compliance with federal rules crafted to open the set-top market. Retailers' criticism of the cable industry's practice of withholding key specifications; Interoperability issues concerning point-of-deployment security modules.
ACCESSION #
3329629

 

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