Stop Censoring the Names of Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Dickens and Other…

A cable company in the UK had a bit of a snafu with a super strict censoring system in its TV guide over the weekend. They were asterisking Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Dickens, the soccer team Arsenal, the movie Hancock and any other name or title that had a penis or butt related word in it. » 12/19/11 9:20pm 12/19/11 9:20pm

TiVo Spread Internationally via Gemstar-TV Guide

TiVo has just made a patent license agreement with Gemstar-TV Guide in order for the latter to deploy TiVo service in international markets. In regular language, that means TiVo service is coming to other countries, but may be either in actual TiVo boxes or as just software in a third-party box. Either way, chances… » 4/08/08 3:57pm 4/08/08 3:57pm

Copyright Defender Macrovision to Buy Gemstar-TV Guide

Macrovision, the guys who made all your VHS tapes go squirrelly when you tried to tether two decks and copy away, announced today it would buy Gemstar-TV Guide, programming guide maker and inventor of cutting-edge VCR Plus technology, for $2.8 billion. Why? you ask, as that familiar Big Brother sensation returns to… » 12/07/07 9:29am 12/07/07 9:29am