CableLabs®, NCTA, and SCTE to Co-Host Cable's Premiere Spring Technical Event During The Cable Show 2011

Spring Technical Forum Returns to Highlight Latest Technology Research and Insight

Mar 29, 2011, 12:56 ET from The Cable Show 2011

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 Spring Technical Forum – hosted by Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs®), the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)– will once again serve as the technical centerpiece of The Cable Show, June 14-16, 2011, in Chicago.

The multi-day conference will include a series of seven technical paper sessions and a strategic view of cable's technology future from the industry's chief technical leadership.  During the sessions, more than 30 of the industry's most distinguished authors will present the highlights of their peer-reviewed technical papers covering the following topics:

  • Advancements in Next-Gen Network Architecture
  • Transforming the Headend with CMAP
  • Implications of New Video Delivery Approaches and Applications
  • Managing Quality of Experience in a Changing Video Environment
  • Techniques and Technologies for Content Discovery
  • IP Video and Cable's Architectural Evolution
  • Architectural Considerations for Commercial Services Delivery

This year's technical papers were selected by the Spring Technical Forum Selection Committee which is chaired by Dan Pike, Chief Technology Officer, GCI Cable, and comprised of industry Chief Technical Officers from the MSO, programmer and solutions provider community in partnership with CableLabs and SCTE.

"It is vital for the cable industry to continue to drive innovation in telecommunications, as the expectations of American consumers for quality and flexibility in media and entertainment has never been higher," said Pike.  "The Spring Technical Forum provides a unique and valuable opportunity for the country's leading broadband innovators to come together to learn from each other."

The 2011 Spring Technical Papers Proceedings will be released at The Cable Show 2011 and will be available for purchase immediately prior to the conference and on-site and post-conference through the Cable Show website.  

Admission to the Spring Technical Forum is included with a The Cable Show 2011 registration, although a separate RSVP is required.  Registration is open now at  For further information on The Cable Show 2011, and to register for periodic Cable Show updates, visit

Founded in 1988 by members of the cable television industry, Cable Television Laboratories is a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to pursuing new cable telecommunications technologies and to helping its cable operator members integrate those advancements into their business objectives. Cable operators from around the world are members. CableLabs maintains additional web sites at, and

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information. SCTE currently has approximately 13,000 members from the U.S. and 70 countries worldwide and offers a variety of programs and services for the industry's educational benefit. A prime example is SCTE's Smart Energy Management Initiative (SEMI), an unprecedented effort to help cable operators leverage financial and environmental advantages of implementing Green strategies. SCTE has 68 chapters and meeting groups and more than 3,000 employees of the cable telecommunications industry hold SCTE technical certifications. SCTE is an ANSI-accredited standards development organization. Visit SCTE online at Follow SCTE on Facebook and Twitter.

NCTA is the principal trade association for the U.S. cable industry, representing cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation's cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks. The cable industry is the nation's largest broadband provider of high-speed Internet access, serving more than 40 million customers, after investing more than $165 billion to build two-way digital networks with fiber optic technology. Cable companies also provide state-of-the-art digital telephone service to more than 22 million American consumers.

SOURCE The Cable Show 2011