Originally Posted by AntAltMike
I could use some clarification here. When you say, "we", do you mean the franchised cable company? And if so, then you would seem to need to allocate significant bandwidth to distribute what is redundant programming. And to what end? In other words, have the programmers refused to allow your cable company to distribute MPEG2 HDTV programming directly to hotel TVs using your industry-standard, cable-card compatible, encryption and are instead forcing you to use Pro:Idiom?
We don't have to allocate any Bandwidth, we can make up any channel line up for any node we want. All of our content is distributed via fiber to each hub and we use Cisco Gateways to get the content via RF.
Basically if we have the need to feed a residential neighborhood or a Hotel the channels line ups and content can be whatever we want.
The days of the old Head-End and specific content are over,SDV and VOD taught us alot cool things and than it became a what if.? And someone listened and said OK.