Meet the BTR Editorial Team

Ron Hendrickson - Managing Editor

As BTR's managing editor, Ron keeps the editorial wheels from coming off. He gathers and posts daily news, interviews cable's movers and shakers, maintains BTR's social media, and generally keeps his finger on the pulse of the industry. He joined BTR in 2010 and got his start in cable in 1998.

Contact Ron at ronh@pennwell.com or 720-938-2835

Carl Weinschenk  - Senior Editor

As BTR's senior editor, Carl is responsible for general editorial direction and writes many of the features. Weinschenk has covered the cable and telecommunications industries since the 1990s.

Contact Carl at carlw@pennwell.com or 516-621-2978

Monta Hernon  - Contributing Writer

As a contributing writer, Monta has the pleasure of digging into the technology topics that most interest cable's movers and shakers. She writes weekly features, special reports, the illustrious Diamond Technology Reviews, and is responsible for the new LATAM executive newsletter, which is muy fantastico. Monta has been with BTR since 2011, and has been covering the cable and telecommunications industries since around 1996.

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BTTV

Three Questions with Comcast's Mark Francisco

August 19, 2014

Comcast's Engineering Fellow, Mark Francisco, chats with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about 4K/UltraHD: what impact it's likely to have on cable, how to plan for it, and some potential future applications of the technology.

Challenges in the field testing of DOCSIS 3.1

July 30, 2014

Watch Trilithic’s video addressing challenges in the field testing of DOCSIS 3.1

Guarding against leakage impacting LTE

June 17, 2014

This video is part of our guarding against leakage impacting LTE best practices report. 

Three Questions with Time Warner Cable’s Matt Haines

June 11, 2014

Time Warner Cable's vice president for cloud engineering and operations, Matt Haines, chats with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about cloud technology: what it is and isn't, network functions virtualization, SDN, and some of TWC's cloud initiatives.

TVC Delivers Precision Test Equipment and Quality Tools from Greenlee Communications

June 6, 2014

Accuracy, reliability, quality. That’s why Greenlee tools and test equipment are considered “industry-standards.” Simple – Greenlee offers superior accuracy with their testers and quality in their tools – best of all, Greenlee’s full line of products are available from TVC Communications.

BTR Blogs

Ron Hendrickson, Managing Editor

Gigabit: Lots of Talk, not Much Walk ... Yet

08/13/2014

Announcements about gigabit-speed broadband service, mostly fiber-based, have been rolling in by the truckload lately, and at first blush, it ...

Carl Weinschenk

MSOs and OTT: Best of 'Frien-emies'

07/30/2014

The general sense is that the intense competition between cable operators and over-the-top (OTT) providers is starting to give way to a ...

Mark Johnson, Alticast

Guest Blog: RDK Application Framework Considerations

06/18/2014 Cable operator enthusiasm for the Reference Design Kit (RDK) is growing dramatically -  and rightly so -  as major operators in North America ...

White Papers & Special Reports

Cable Telephony: The Future is Calling

August 27, 2014 The cable industry made a remarkable move years ago when it took on the telcos and began to offer voice services. Today, i...

The Rise of the Software-Empowered Video Operator, Part II

August 12, 2014 To accommodate the integration of more virtualized, cloud-based components within the deployment environment, a new wave o...
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LATAM Cable and Broadband: Ready for Primetime?

August 7, 2014 BTR’s Monta Hernon walks our readers through the the opportunities and challenges in the Latin American market as it perta...
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Guest Blog: RDK Application Framework Considerations

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Goal! How Comcast Met The Challenge of Live Streaming The World Cup To Subscriber Devices

August 27, 2014

This live video chat with Vito Forlenza, Senior Director, TV Everywhere Content & Product Strategy for Comcast Cable, and BTR editor Ron Hendrickson will examine how the Comcast team brought the World Cup to the mobile world, and successfully deployed hundreds of thousands of streams to their subscribers' devices.