Here's an interesting one. DirecTV
, self-proclaimed satellite TV carrier, has up and joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance. For those unfamiliar, MoCA
is an "open, standard body promoting networking of multiple streams of high-definition video and entertainment using existing coaxial cable already in the home," otherwise seen as the de facto standard for home entertainment networks over coax. DirecTV has joined at the Contributor level, and managed to shake hands with Arris, Broadlight, Intel, ST, Time Warner Cable and Texas Instruments on the way in. According to MoCA president Charles Cerino, the organization is "looking forward to [DirecTV's] vital input in shaping the alliance." How funny -- so are we.