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FCC Fines Big Cable for Ditching TiVo Owners

Ars reports that the FCC has bitch slapped cable companies that adopted the new switched digital video (SDV) CableCard protocol because, as we discussed in the spring, it totally left TiVo owners hanging. Cable companies say they should be free to do whatever they want with hardware; the FCC says, well, you still… » 10/17/08 8:05pm 10/17/08 8:05pm

Cox Communications Getting Into The Wireless Business

Cox communications, one of the top three cable companies in the US, is planning on making a foray into the wireless business with an offering that integrates all of their services into one device. Cox president Patrick Esser explained saying: "I won't divulge too many secrets here, but we'll focus on providing simple… » 8/19/08 5:40pm 8/19/08 5:40pm

Giz Explains: How Broadband Usage Caps Will Kill Internet Video

NBC's scheduled coverage of the 2008 Olympics is absolutely breathtaking in its scope: It's broadcasting over 3,600 hours of the world's greatest athletes performing feats that reveal how shapeless and amoebic the rest of humanity is-that's 1,000 more hours than the last 12 Summer Olympics combined. The internet is a… » 8/06/08 3:00pm 8/06/08 3:00pm

Cox, TiVo Get Hitched, Make Babies—DVR Style

Hooray! Rejoice Cox users—like myself. TiVo has gone and rubbed the Cox overlords the right way and landed a bit of a deal. The TiVo software will be made available for Cox users on DVR units. And the even better news is that no hardware upgrades will be required. The TiVo software will be downloaded to the existing… » 8/24/06 1:49pm 8/24/06 1:49pm