NCTA Makes Broadband Feel at Home


More than 50 companies will contribute to the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s "Broadband Home," the trade group said Thursday.

The Broadband Home is a 7,000-square-foot pavilion that will help to anchor the show floor at the 2004 National Show, May 2-5 in New Orleans.

Advanced broadband services such as HDTV, video-on-demand, online game play, interactive television, Internet phone service and home monitoring and control will be featured in the Broadband Home, the NCTA added.

The participants were:

• Content partners: Bravo HD+, Cinemax HDTV, Discovery Communications Inc., ESPN HD, Gotuit Media Corp., Home Box Office, HDNet, Music Choice, Rainbow Media Holdings Inc., RealNetworks Inc., Scripps Networks, Showtime Networks Inc., Starz Encore Group LLC and The Weather Channel.

• Technology partners: Arris Group Inc., Global Streams Inc., Telehealth Broadband LLC’s Healthium, Integra, Intellon Corp., Cisco Systems Inc.’s Linksys, Motorola Inc., Navic Networks, nCUBE Corp., Scientific-Atlanta Inc., SeaChange International Inc., Synacor Inc., Ucentric Systems LLC, Universal Remote Control Inc., Vidiom Systems Corp. and WorldGate Communications Inc.’s Ojo.

• Consumer-electronics partners: Beyond, Cidco Communications Corp., Dolby Laboratories Inc., (, LG Electronics USA Inc., Media Décor LLC, Panasonic Consumer Electronics, Philips Consumer Electronics, Pioneer Electronics Corp., Samsung Electronics America Inc., Sony Electronics Corp. and The Guitammer Co. Inc.

• Supporting partners: Alopa Networks Inc., Cisco, Comcast Corp., CommScope Inc., ComSonics Inc., Cox Business Services, Cox Communications Inc., Sencore Electronics and Sunrise Telecom Inc.