& cplSiteName &

SCTE Hits Rocky Mountain High

Alan Breznick

Well, as much we hate to put it this way, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is definitely enjoying something of a Rocky Mountain High these days. With the final registration numbers now in, SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo show in Denver last week drew slightly more than last year's confab in San Antonio. Some 10,100 attendees streamed into the Colorado Convention Center, up about 1 percent from the 10,000 engineering types who schlepped to steamy, sweaty San Antonio last June. Expo 2006 also attracted more exhibitors on the sold-out floor than last year's event, as the number of booths edged up 2.5% to 394. In addition, 73 companies mounted exhibits for the first time this year, up from 69 newcomers in 2005. It's almost enough to make a fella want to break out in a rendition of John Denver's greatest hit. But not quite. Besides, the SCTE show planning committee took care of that temptation by having a folk group lustily perform "Rocky Mountain High" before the opening general session started on Wednesday morning. The little song-and-dance show also featured a Buffalo Bill impersonator and saloon hall-like dancing girls. As Multichannel News' Karen Brown noted later that day, "there are some things that should be illegal at 8:30 in the morning." Maybe it's just the thin air. By the way, next year's Cable-Tec Expo will be held in steamy, sweaty Orlando in late June. SCTE says more than 80% of the floor space has already been sold.

(0)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Related Stories
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
More Blogs from Cable Guy
At the SCTE Canadian Summit, cable engineers dove into how, not if, MSOs will make the IP video shift
11:00 AM Cable may not have to abandon local origination programming as MSOs migrate to IP video and pivot away from standard-def TV
8:05 AM Canadian MSOs say the monitoring tools at their disposal aren't always enough to get a handle on signal quality issues
8:50 AM Canadian MSOs are singing the praises of switched digital video
NOON Vince Groff isn't fretting about the threat posed by over-the-top and mobile video
Featured Video
Upcoming Live Events
March 16-18, 2020, Embassy Suites, Denver, Colorado
April 20, 2020, Las Vegas Convention Center
May 18-20, 2020, Irving Convention Center, Dallas, TX
May 18, 2020, Hackberry Creek Country Club, Irving, Texas
September 15-16, 2020, The Westin Westminster, Denver
All Upcoming Live Events
Upcoming Webinars
Webinar Archive
Partner Perspectives - content from our sponsors
Challenges & Key Issues of Constructing 'MEC-Ready' 5G Bearer Networks for Carriers
By Dr. Song Jun, Senior Solution Architect, Huawei Datacom Product Line
Good Measures for 5G Service Assurance
By Tomer Ilan, Senior Director of Product Management, RADCOM
Automation Scores Against Operational Costs – The Business Benefits of Automation and Orchestration
By John Malzahn, Senior Manager, Service Provider Product Marketing, Cisco Systems
All Partner Perspectives