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.
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.
DirecTV said it signed South Korean set-top manufacturer Humax to build a next generation version of its Genie multiroom DVR.
Arris has built a home video gateway that could support Comcast's Xfinity X1 service and similar hybrid video products that other cable operators are expected to deploy.
Dish Network launched a new version of its Hopper multiroom DVR which incorporates place-shifting technology from EchoStar's Sling Media subsidiary.
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