How Comcast Controls Sony's Internet TV Plans
Dec 03, 2008, 21:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"There's only one problem here: All of these applications have
to be tested by CableLabs and approved by your cable operator.
That's the same crowd that took five years to agree to let Sony
build its own electronic program guide.
"Mr. Green of CableLabs says he hopes that that is going to
""The cable industry is not known for its openness," he said.
"One of the real drivers for us, and why we spent so many years and
so many meetings to get the interface done, is to open the cable
interface to innovation."
"I'm not holding my breath. When I asked Mr. Glasgow when we
will see products from Sony that simply offer that program guide
mixing cable and Internet video, he said they may not be available
until 2010 or later."