Insignificant number of CableCARDs deployed to date

Categories: New TV Technology,TV Business

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September 25th, 2007

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CableCARD technology was supposed to offer consumers the flexibility to buy and use their own hardware [set top boxes, PVRs, etc] to receive Digital TV from their cable companies.

However, understandably so, the Cable MSOs have not been enthusiastic about them and have been pushed into deploying them by the government.

The Bridge reports that the top 5 Cable MSOs have deployed only 246,000 CableCARDs, an insignificant 0.48% of their total subscriber base of over 51 million.

We will track this number on an ongoing basis.

 
  • Robert Seidman

    there will be no value in CableCards — other than to the Tivo/MediaCenter geeks (like me!) until CableCard 2.0 is available someday. Until then, there's no On-Demand type services with the CableCards and no reason for the Cable MSOs to promote them.

  • Robert Seidman

    there will be no value in CableCards — other than to the Tivo/MediaCenter geeks (like me!) until CableCard 2.0 is available someday. Until then, there’s no On-Demand type services with the CableCards and no reason for the Cable MSOs to promote them.

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