Very quietly, Charter Communications has been poking a toe into the online video streaming business.
That unsightly and costly metal box that funnels cable or satellite service into your TV might be going the way of the black rotary-dial telephone - in the technology trash heap.
Sony is trying to get more people on its TV service by allowing customers to sign up without a PlayStation.
TiVo wants to help you skip TV commercials.
The new Apple TV unveiled this week has the potential to do for television what iPhone did to mobile phones, while claiming a starring role in home entertainment.
Comcast is adding another hook to try to keep customers in front of the TV: video games in its set-top boxes.
Showtime said Monday its online streaming service will be available through Roku and through Sony's PlayStation Vue cloud TV service.
Cable and satellite TV providers are joining together to get more heft as the Internet shakes up the television industry.
HBO Now, the premium channel's new online service for people who don't pay for cable, will be available through Android devices this summer.
Fights over the remote are about to get a lot louder.