Poor Comcast. It can’t file a trademark these days without a reporter sniffing around. Ah, the curse of being the largest MSO… McNews picked up Fri on its recent trademarking of “Anyplay” for portable media players. A few weeks ago, Cfax wrote about Comcast trademarking “Ziddeo” and “Ziddio” for a video broadcasting service over the Internet (Cfax, 8/28). Only time will tell if we actually see the products come to market, but it’s fun to guess… We expect to see more of these type of trademark filings as Comcast Interactive Media considers its opportunities.

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Many years ago, Cablefax: The Magazine bestowed NCTA’ s Rob Stoddard with its first “Nicest Guy in Cable” award. It’s a moniker that stuck, despite Stoddard’s humble protests, for reasons obvious to

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