* Cable consumer group names board members
The Consumers for Cable Choice, an umbrella organization that represents rural, minority and disability advocacy groups, has announced a new set of board members. They include: David Howard, of the National Grange; Larry Mitchell, of the American Corn Growers Association; Hector Flores and Laura Medrano, representing the League of United Latin American Citizens; Thomas Conley, of the Warren-Trumbull Urban League; J. Glenn Hopkins, representing the Hopkins House Association; Al Sterman, of the Democratic Processes Center, Tucson, Ariz.; Ira Schoenholtz, of the American Association of Business Persons with Disabilities; Ted DeBro, of the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity; Lora Weber, Consumers Alliance of the South East; and Wanda DeBruler, of DeBruler Inc.
* CMTS market jumps in 3Q
Worldwide cable modem termination system revenue boosted a healthy 15 percent from the second to third quarter, according to figures from Infonetics Research. The results put Cisco Systems Inc. at the top again, with a 58 percent total world market share. Cisco was followed by ARRIS and Motorola Inc. BigBand Networks also had a strong showing for the quarter, posting a 66 percent revenue gain, the report noted.
* Poker TV plays online
Internet broadcast outfit Poker TV Network Inc. has launched the first of its new online video networks. The new site offers poker related videos ranging from short news clips and highlights of major tournaments to full-length poker TV shows. In addition, the news and highlight clips are syndicated on several top Internet Web portals. A clipping service allows users to search for specific tournament results, while longer format shows include two magazine programs, a late-night talk show and several personal profiles of top players.