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Texas CablePAC

The Texas CablePAC is a voluntary organization whose membership consists of individuals in the cable industry and others who are committed to promoting the election of responsible candidates, primarily for the State Legislature, without regard to party affiliation, whose views and opinions are favorable to the best interests of the cable industry and the public it serves.

2012 Summer Olympics – Anytime, Anywhere

The Games of the XXX Olympiad (or the “Summer Olympics” as we  non-Olympians like to call it!) demonstrates the amazing versatility of today’s video technology. Not even the people of ancient Athens – in their wildest dreams – could have imagined the ways in which people are able to watch today’s Games.

TCA Elects New Board Members

Members of the Texas Cable Association (TCA) Board of Directors have elected the 2012-2013 Executive Committee and Board of Directors for one-year terms starting July 1. TCA has been the primary trade organization for cable operators in Texas since 1960.


An almost seven-year legal battle over the state’s law specifying how video franchises are issued came to an end Monday with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and a final ruling issued by U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel agreeing with the Texas Cable Association (TCA) that the state law is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

June is Internet Safety Month

The Texas cable industry is committed to help educate consumers and provide resources designed to ensure that children enjoy a safe and fulfilling Internet experience.

Editorial: Less Waste, More Transparency in Government Broadband Loans

Hopefully lawmakers will look more closely at the possible waste of tax dollars and the lack of transparency in the federal broadband stimulus program following a sharply written letter by Americans for Tax Reform and others groups. As our cable members know all too well, many of the grants and loans were used to over build existing broadband service.

Cable Connects Texans Newsletter

Nielsen’s recent State of the Media: Advertising & Audiences Report provides a look at media usage by demographic. Scott Meador, Director of Predictive Analysis for Time Warner Cable, reviewed this report and below are some of his key takeaways.

Relating to Social Media and Cross-Platform viewing behavior trends, Nielsen found that women, overall, are significantly more likely to engage with social media than men. Per Nielsen’s Internet-usage index, key take-aways include

TV’s next killer app: Weather

People have asked, more than anything else, for the ability to create a list of favorite shows and receive an automated Facebook wall post shortly before an episode airs, he said.

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