Comcast is asking the FCC to exempt Motorola’s "DCT-700," S-A’s "Explorer 940," Pace’s "Chicago" and other low-cost digital set-tops from a July 1, 2007, deadline that requires all new boxes to have a CableCARD or separate conditional access system. Adding CableCARD technology would add $50 in costs to the sub-$100 set-tops, the MSO said.

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Spot Spending Returning, Shifting to OTT

After a rapid decline in spend, agencies and broadcasters are seeing rebounds in many spot spending categories.

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