Good news for those of you in Cox-served areas of the country: TiVo is working with Cox to provide Cox’s VOD service via your TiVo Premiere box. This will be the first cable VOD available on a retail DVR, so feel privileged! It’ll be available “early next year,” and (presumably starting then) Cox will be promoting TiVo Premiere boxes and providing free installation. Sounds… → Read More
Scripps Networks Interactive, owner and operator of the Food Network and HGTV lifestyle television networks, is to acquire a controlling interest of 65% in the Travel Channel at a $975 million valuation and enter into a joint venture with current owner Cox Communications.
The network, which will be controlled by Scripps, was put up for auction last Summer and attracted interest from other… → Read More
We’ll soon have another wireless provider to be annoyed with. Cox Communications—yes, the cable company—plans to enter the wireless game next year piggybacking on on Sprint’s network; it will launch its own 3G network, sans Sprint, before the end of 2009. (It’s also moving toward its own 4G, using LTE, network, but that’s a further out.) Cox is moving into this… → Read More
Cox Cable subscribers can unclench their PVR muscles because TiVo is coming to their cable boxes in the form of a PVR software update that is completely seamless and will not require a hardware install or any trucks to roll. Very sneaky. This is a subscription service, but it looks like it’s not going to break the bank and its completely voluntary. It should be available in the first half of… → Read More