Congressional elections will change communications subcommittee; MSG Network agrees to retrans arbitration with Dish

> No matter what the outcome of the upcoming Nov. 2 congressional election, the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet will be affected, says a Politico article. If the Democrats stay in the majority, the makeup of the subcommittee still will change; if the Republicans take more seats, the subcommittee will get a new leader. Story.

> Once again proving that not all retransmission negotiations need be acrimonious, MSG (Madison Square Garden) Network has agreed to submit its retrans dispute with Dish Network to outside arbitration. Story.

> Cisco today announced a new DOCSIS 3.0 solution, uBR-MC3GX60V (3G60) Broadband Processing Engine. That's kind of a mouthful, so the short version is this: It will help operators make the transition to all-IP network services. News release.

> In SCTE Cable-Tec Expo news, Verimatrix, which specializes in revenue management services for multi-screen content providers, has deployed its Verimatrix Content Authority System for DVB Hybrid on Malta-based operator Melita's cable and IPTV hybrid network. News release.

And finally... for all the technology talk at this week's side-by-side CTAM and Cable-Tec Expo, a little talk actually focused on the actual content operators deliver. In this case, the creators of HBO's New Orleans-set series Treme spoke at a CTAM panel on building an audience, and how an ad-driven show might be hobbled by the imperatives of the advertisers. Story.

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