CO-based Evolution Broadband is seeking a 3-year waiver from the FCC‘s integrated security ban for its digital-to-analog cable converter boxes. Not surprisingly, the CEA opposes the move as it has with every other waiver request. Evolution’s request is noteworthy because it’s a manufacturer, not an operator, and because its boxes, priced at $45-$55, are aimed at helping operators transition to all digital. Massillon Cable, which was granted a waiver because it’s moving to digital, is already deploying some of Evolution’s boxes. Instead of separable security, Evolution’s boxes using conditional access security from Conax.

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Scripps Makes Big National Play with ION Acquisition

AVODs may be getting all the buzz, but Scripps is banking on free, over-the-air broadcast, with its just-announced $2.65bln acquisition of ION Media

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