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Cable Digital News Relaunched

Cable equipment and services analysis now includes more blogs, daily news updates, reports, and integrated coverage of telecom services with Light Reading

NEW YORK -- CMP Technology's Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the world's leading online publication for the telecommunications industry, today announced that it has relaunched Cable Digital News as part of its cutting-edge online technology news network.

Cable Digital News has been redesigned and integrated into Light Reading's Website, providing the user with a single place to survey developments in the cable/MSO, telecom services, wireless, and video services markets. Additionally, content on Cable Digital News follows the Light Reading model of comprehensive industry reporting, including daily news coverage, opinion, blogs, detailed reports, and independent analysis.

The new site can be found at www.lightreading.com/cdn.

This move extends Light Reading's editorial mission to cover the evolution and convergence of all IP-based communications networks and services. IP video technology is enabling telcos to complete their triple play of voice, video, and data services; while voice over IP (VOIP) does the same for cable/MSOs.

"As MSOs and telecom players alike pursue triple- and even quadruple-play services, the divisions among global service providers are blurring," says R. Scott Raynovich, Light Reading's Editor in Chief. "For this reason, it makes sense that we expand Light Reading's Website to include coverage of the cable equipment and services market."

The Cable Digital News Website, www.cabledigitalnews.com, attracts a loyal readership of more than 20,000 unique visitors a month from professionals working in and around the cable/MSO industry. The site generates more than 100,000 page views per month.

Cable Digital News Founder Michael Harris and Editor Alan Breznick remain the core of the publication's staff, following developments in the cable equipment and MSO space.

Harris has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, and BusinessWeek. The FCC has used his research in its reports on the broadband market. He is a frequent speaker at key broadband industry events, having presented at the NCTA annual convention, BusinessWeek Telecom Summit, Forbes Telecosm, Pulver.com's Voice on the Net (VON), and VOTREX.

Breznick, the editor of Cable Digital News, has tracked the media, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and broadband industries for more than 20 years as a reporter or editor for Crain's New York Business, Communications Daily, Multichannel News, Cable World, and Genuine Article Press. He has also contributed to many major publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Business Week, Newsday, Advertising Age, Broadcasting & Cable, Adweek, and Communications Technology.

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Contact:
Amy Averbook
Director of Marketing
Light Reading Inc.
[email protected]
212-925-0020 x112
212-925-3324 (fax)

About Cable Digital News
Founded in 1996, Cable Digital News is a highly regarded online source for news and analysis of the cable industry. Over the last decade, the publication has established a reputation for going beyond the news to provide independent and authoritative analysis of broadband strategies, trends, and players.

About Light Reading
Founded in 2000, Light Reading Inc. (www.lightreading.com) is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. It reaches an extensive audience of executives and technologists within the telecom and enterprise networking communities, as well as the financial/industry analysts and investors who track these sectors. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005, and operates as a unit of CMP Technology.

About CMP Technology
CMP Technology (www.cmp.com) is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

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