The annual Consumer Electronics Show may be over, but once again the show floor offered attendees a number of interesting sights on what consumers could use in their daily lives for work and entertainment.
Dish Network complained Thursday that its Hopper DVR was dropped from CNET's "Best of CES" awards program because of a legal battle with CBS Corp., which owns the tech media publisher.
Compared to the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, where Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and Time Warner Cable chief Glenn Britt appeared on stage with a top Samsung executive, the two largest cable MSOs took a much lower profile at this week's convention.
While much of the focus of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is on consumer devices, the surprise appearance of Microsoft's Steve Ballmer in the opening keynote of the show, opines FierceEnterpriseCommunications Editor Fred Donovan, illustrates the potential of enterprise mobility.
Rovi Corp., which recently said it would sell off its online video unit, continued to cozy up to the pay TV universe at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, where it unveiled new IP software that "would enable pay TV service providers to cost effectively introduce IP-based multiscreen services and applications" within their traditional delivery system.
France's Technicolor and chip vendor Entropic said they are teaming up to build a thin client set-top that is based on Comcast's Reference Design Kit software.
Executives at TiVo said the company will ship its TiVo Mini set-top this spring, making it easier for subscribers with its Premiere DVR to access recorded programs from any room in the house.
Aereo said at CES 2013 it will build antenna arrays to deliver local TV signals to Web users in 22 cities this year, including Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
AT&T is using this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to announce that it will begin delivering its Digital Life home security and automation services to homeowners in eight markets beginning in March.
DirecTV said it signed South Korean set-top manufacturer Humax to build a next generation version of its Genie multiroom DVR.