Study: DVRs now in half of US pay-TV homes
A new survey finds that digital video recorders are now in more than half of all U.S. homes that subscribe to cable or satellite TV services.
Dish, Gannett reach agreement over TV fees
(AP)—Dish and Gannett say they have reached an agreement in a fee dispute that had threatened to leave more than 2 million Dish subscribers in 19 cities without access to local television stations owned by Gannett.
Digital advertising agencies are built for the Internet age
Old notions of advertising are being scrambled on the Westside, inside boutique agencies with names like Blitz, Ignited and Omelet.
Linux creator, stem cell scientist win big technology prize
US-Finnish software engineer Linus Torvalds, who created the Linux open source operating system, and Japanese stem cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka on Wednesday won a 1.2-million-euro technology prize in Finland.
OmniVision tops up sensors for cameras, phones
Broadcasters sue Dish over ad-skipping DVR service
(AP) -- Broadcasters Fox, NBC and CBS sued Dish Network Corp. on Thursday over a service that offers commercial-free TV.
New ad zapper has TV networks worried about sales
(AP) -- The maker of a new DVR that lets consumers zap away broadcast TV commercials at the touch of a button suggested Tuesday that the networks are being short-sighted in opposing the technology.
ABC tries social network experiment with 'Revenge'
(AP) -- ABC and Yahoo will experiment on the season's last two episodes of "Revenge" with a smartphone and tablet application designed to encourage more people to watch television live.
Microsoft, TiVo drop suits against each other
(AP) -- Digital video recorder pioneer TiVo Inc. said Thursday that it had reached an agreement with software maker Microsoft Corp. for the companies to drop lawsuits against each other following TiVo's settlement with AT&T ...
Cisco to buy video tech company NDS for about $4B
(AP) -- Cisco Systems Inc. is buying digital video technology company NDS Group Ltd. for about $4 billion to enhance its video offerings to pay-TV providers and expand in emerging markets.
Dish launches DVR that extends to other rooms
(AP) -- Satellite broadcaster Dish Network Corp. on Monday said it's launching a high-powered set-top box that can act as the central TV recorder for the whole home.
Review: Software for recording now, playing later
(AP) -- If the idea of being stuck on a plane for hours without access to the movies in your Netflix queue fills you with dread, software that lets you record streaming videos from the Web and watch them ...
EU probes US, Japan hard disk takeover plans
European anti-trust regulators on Monday launched in-depth probes into proposed US takeovers of South Korean and Japanese businesses manufacturing computer hard disk drives (HDD).
Dish in contempt of court in TiVo patent fight
(AP) -- A panel of federal appeals judges has found Dish Network Corp. and EchoStar Corp. in contempt of court for failing to abide by an injunction barring them from using technology patented by TiVo Inc. in older Dish ...