Cablevision Rejoined CableLabs

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With no fanfare, Cablevision Systems Corp. rejoined Cable Television
Laboratories Inc. about a year ago, according to CableLabs CEO Richard

Cablevision -- which tends do its own thing on the tech front (remember those
Sony Electronics Corp. boxes and its old focus on advanced analog?) -- had
pulled out of CableLabs in the late 1990s.

"In order to be a member of CableLabs, you have to spend a lot of time,"
Cablevision chief technology officer Wilt Hildenbrand told Multichannel
in December 2001. "We found that we weren’t devoting the time to

Cablevision has now changed its tune, and president Tom Rutledge currently
sits on the CableLabs board.