For more on what Cox was saying about asset management a few years back, see the March 2003 issue at http://www.ct-magazine.com/archives/ct/0503/0503_cover.html. For a more recent survey of VOD technology in the cable space, including a reference to how CDNs are related to Comcast’s NGOD initiative, see the March 2005 issue at http://www.ct-magazine.com/archives/ct/0305/0305_vodwhats.htm. Will FireWire Spur HDTV Growth? The 1394 Trade Association is developing a specification that will enable the IEEE 1394 standard, also known as FireWire, to deliver audio and video over coaxial cable. The trade association hopes the use of "1394 over coax" will help spur the spread of HDTV. Read TechWeb’s story at http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=171000113. Keeping Pace with Digital Simulcasts Digital simulcasts have blossomed this year, and CT is tracking the developments at http://ct-magazine.com/archives/ct/0905/0905_digitalsimulcast.htm. Microsoft Eyes IPTV After earlier video efforts failed to make headway with satellite and cable providers, Microsoft is turning its Sauron-like eye toward IPTV. Read about the software giant’s exhibit during the recent IBC show at http://www.commsdesign.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=170704422.