Subject: [IP] Cisco Agrees to Buy Scientific-Atlanta for $6.9 Bln
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: RE: [IP] Cisco Agrees to Buy Scientific-Atlanta for $6.9 Bln Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 15:43:45 -0500 From: Bob Frankston <Bob2firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
The question is whether Cisco is going to follow the current model with a proprietary distribution system and a franchise model for TV or will embrace the Internet as a transport and allow direct delivery of content. The distribution mechanism and subscription policies are separate.
The issue isn't the set top box per se, it's whether the STB is the controlling gateway or a device that simply translates/decrypts some streams into locally usable video.
Encrypted distribution can be decoupled from local DRM policies.
I would feel better were SA to be grouped with LinkSys rather than the carrier products.
If I want to be optimistic I can hope for a move towards general IP distribution and away from the Cable and FIOS style partitioning of the capacity. Even if some of the IP capacity is reserved for business reasons it's better that the partitioning be done as policy as opposed to being baked into the hardware.
-----Original Message----- From: Dave Farber [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 14:08 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [IP] Cisco Agrees to Buy Scientific-Atlanta for $6.9 Bln
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: [Dewayne-Net] re: Cisco Agrees to Buy Scientific-Atlanta for $6.9 Bln Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 08:28:26 -0800 From: Dewayne Hendricks <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org To: Dewayne-Net Technology List <email@example.com> References: <0IQ500C9US278B1E@mta3.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>
[Note: This comment comes from reader Scott Berry. DLH]
From: Scott Berry <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: November 18, 2005 8:29:15 AM PST To: email@example.com Subject: RE: [Dewayne-Net] Cisco Agrees to Buy Scientific-Atlanta for $6.9 Bln
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