On a philosophical level, “cord cutting” is a bit like global warming. Do we fully understand its scale and impact? Amidst the ongoing debate, 250 exhibitors representing the multibillion dollar cable industry converged on Washington, DC this week for their annual convention. And while we wouldn’t say a sense a fear permeates the Cable Show, there’s clearly a sea change in attitude as various stakeholders in the notoriously slow, bureaucratic market innovate and iterate at a quicker clip than ever. Topics and technologies that were once verboten now lead the way — and we’ve got exclusive details on two interesting new solutions from cable frenemies TiVo and Sling Media.