The National Cable & Telecommunications Association tried to move beyond legacy cable systems last week at the "Internet TV Expo," or INTX conference. However, early reads on the show suggest that overall attendance dropped compared to 2014, so the NCTA did not exactly make a big splash last week in Chicago. Yet there were other major constituencies looking to make a mark at the show, including major cable operators who came to the show with M&A on the top of their minds. In fact, this discussion boiled over into one of the most transparent, awkward and downright entertaining show keynote panels full of top cable CEOs as you're ever likely to see.
Other major topics at the show this year included skinny bundles, over-the-top video and the growing crush of new entrants to the Internet video market. In this special report, FierceCable takes a look at the winners and losers of INTX.