NCTA schedules 2017 INTX on the same week as NAB

The already tight timeline between the broadcast-targeted NAB show and the cable industry's INTX conference is about to shrink to virtually nothing. 

The National Cable Telecommunications Association plans to conduct INTX from Wednesday April 26 through Friday April 28 next year in Washington D.C. That's in direct conflict with the National Association of Broadcasters' plan to hold NAB from Saturday April 22 through Thursday April 27 in Las Vegas.

"The show's dates in D.C. had to work around both Passover and Easter (and spring breaks around that time), the convention center's availability, and the potential Congressional calendar (we'd like Congress to be in session when the show happens in DC)," NCTA spokesperson Joy Sims told FierceCable

NCTA didn't release attendance figures for last month's INTX show. But the show floor in Boston clearly was less populated — both in terms of people and exhibition space — than it was the previous year in Chicago. 

Meanwhile, a number of key exhibitors — vendors including Arris and Cisco, for two — have major presences at both shows. 

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