News that the BBC has ruled out having their own set top box wasn’t particularly surprising. Discussions with other UK broadcaster are still ongoing.
SonicBlue are now stepping up the pressure on TiVo (Sonicblue threatens to sue TiVo)) after the award of their patent covering a couple PVR feature, including the ability to pause live TV.
Kingston interactive (UK) launch Video-On-Demand movie service – Regional Film and Video
News: US chain Circuit City aims to demystify broadband – BIGPIPE.com
News: Kingston to launch ground breaking video service – FT.com
News: Sony to plug TiVo into its products – News.com
Comment: Not strictly about broadband but I feel PVR’s are a vital piece in the jigsaw.
Live HDTV-over-IP Demonstration for NASA Research and Education Network – 2NETFX
News: ‘Network PVR’ for KIT? – BigPipe
News: OpenTV ready for MHP certificate – Cabletoday
A reported ‘Exclusive’ from UK PC Format magazine about the Xbox 2 or HomeStation. Interesting as MS were VERY keen not to portray the yet unrelease Xbox in this way – fearing the ‘MS is taking over your life/world’ argument put format while the trial was going on.