Cox [COX] alum Barry Elson was appointed acting CEO of Brit cable Telewest following the resignation of man dir Charles Burdick. Elson also becomes acting CEO of new holding company Telewest Global Inc. — Fuse tapped VH1 east coast dev head Robert Weiss as its programming head. — Ken Miller was named Time Warner Cable Natl Div controller. — Body-mind-spirit net Oasis TV tapped Victoria Overton as pres, replacing Robert Schnitzer, who will remain chmn/CEO. — Viacom [VIA] named Henry T.A. Moniz to the newly created post of vp, associate gen counsel, compliance. — BET named MSNBC’s Heather Vincent exec prod, "BET Nightly News."

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Effros: Reverse Engineering

We appear to be in the middle of a massive experiment in reverse engineering regarding video distribution. The end result, I suspect, is going to prove that reverse engineering allows a potential competitor to find out that the original design actually worked, and it’s unlikely to be significantly improved.

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