Two new DOCSIS initiatives were touted at CableLabs’ 1st NYC media briefing Tues. First up is DOCSIS 2.X, which will generate cable-modem specs for video telephony and compatibility with mobile devices. Right behind is DOCSIS 3.0, engaged in producing standards for delivering IP video for the TV and PC. Initial specs for 2.X will be completed at year’s end, with 3.0 moving well into 2005, CableLabs svp, broadband access Ralph Brown predicts. "Cable has only scratched the surface of bandwidth capacity," he says. – – SeaChange [SEAC] and Orca Interactive are joining forces to hustle VOD to cable ops outside N America. The companies will pair SeaChange’s VOD tech with Orca’s middleware in a bid to offer advanced digital services to FTTP and HFC ops. — E! selected S-A’s [SFA] "PowerVu" digital-encoding system to power the digital conversion of its primary East Coast feed.

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