OpenCable POD For a complete rundown on the OpenCable point of deployment module (POD) for digital TV check out this story in Communications Technology at http://www.ct-magazine.com/archives/ct/1000/082_pods.htm. Will AT&T Become Ma Video? Light Reading News Editor Phil Harvey writes that video franchises, cheaper content and unprecedented reach will aid AT&T as it acquires BellSouth and remakes itself as a triple-play provider . Read about it at http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=90309. EchoStar Cranks Up High-Def Cable Digital News ‘ Alan Breznick said that EchoStar has thrown down the high-def gauntlet to DirecTV and cable operators by offering more choices. Read about it at http://cabledatacomnews.com/mar06/mar06-7.html.