What Cisco's NDS buy means

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During Cisco's last earnings call, CEO John Chambers told analysts the company would be gearing up for more M&A activity in the coming year. Its $5 billion deal to acquire NDS illustrates that that trend is in full force. Steve Donohue, Editor of FierceCable, sat down with Kip Compton, CTO of Cisco's Video and Collaboration Group, to talk about how the NDS deal will help operators using Cisco's Videoscape software platform deliver programming to connected TVs and other devices--and whether the set-top box is dead. On the Hot Seat

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