Satellite sector wants OTARD help; ActiveVideo updates CloudTV

Cable industry news from across the web:

> Satellite TV industry looks for some clarification on the FCC's long-standing Over-the-Air Reception Devices rule. Article

> ActiveVideo Networks aligns its CloudTV offering with the IPTV aspirations of the cable TV industry. Release

> A top executive from ActiveVideo Networks plans to discuss "how a television application platform based entirely in the network cloud can help cable system operators deliver optimal user experiences in a multi-source video environment" during the SCTE Canadian Summit, the company announced. Release

> Under a new teaming between the companies, Arris will merge its Media Gateway and Media Player with NDS' MediaHighway middleware, VideoGuard Connect DRM and Snowflake user interface to target "the convergence of traditional pay-TV with Interactive IP Multi-Media Services," according to the companies. Release

> RGB Networks and BlackArrow announced a partnership for targeted advertising for TV Everywhere. Release

And finally ... Colorado rural telemedicine and electronic health records (EHR) are becoming reality thanks to a new initiative developed by the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) and the Colorado Telehealth Network (CTN). Article

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