Dish Network Corp. won a federal appeals court ruling that frees pay-television providers from U.S. regulations blocking the use of some techniques to prevent illicit copying of programs.
As chief U.S. communications regulator in 2003, Michael Powell called TiVo Inc.’s pioneering video recorder “God’s machine.”
Time Warner Cable Inc., the second- largest U.S. cable-television operator, is testing technology to measure consumption-based billing for broadband Internet use, said Chief Executive Officer Glenn Britt.
Regulators will let a rule lapse that allows more than 12 million U.S. cable subscribers with analog television sets to receive signals from broadcast stations without having digital converter boxes.
Promotions for television shows aren’t advertisements and should be exempt from pending U.S. limits on how loud ads can be, cable companies led by Comcast Corp. told regulators.