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Gearing up for ANGA Cable

June 6th, 2012 by ‐ No Comments

ANGA Cable Trade ShowWe are getting ready for setting off to Cologne to attend ANGA Cable. It’s a small, nice, and neat (in case the latter matters) trade show for broadcast stuff, apparently. Traditionally it had been somewhat focussing on the cable market. But this year, the focus has been broadened to encompass terrestrial products as well. If you don’t explicitly need to speak to a satellite operator, this is your replacement event for ye olde IBC trade show!

The advantages over the big brother event: hotel prices are about half of the Amsterdam levels, no multi-level floor halls (i.e. no stumbling and falling), navigable fairground layout (opposed to Minotaur-style labyrinth at the RAI), smaller size (more efficient, less fatigue). Downsides: not all the top-level contacts are there. Why it is not as popular as it deserves: many get fooled by the cable focus. As said before: “If you don’t explicitly need to speak to a satellite operator, this is your … event …” Receivers, measurement gear, head-ends, you name it, you’ll find it all there in a compact package. Looking for terrestrial gear? No problem, most companies today make stuff for any flavour of broadcasting.

You’re attending? Check out the Twitter list we created for the event.