Jun 22

Cable Operators Fight Online Competition by Mimicking the Web

U.S. cable companies are trying to stem video customer losses by embracing one of the things that’s pulling them away: the Internet.

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s annual show, which wrapped up Thursday in Chicago, showcased services including Internet-connected set-top boxes and personalized viewing guides. Comcast Corp., the largest cable operator, capped the conference with a demonstration of its Xcalibur guide that integrates social media into the TV.

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