Vid-Biz: Fox Soccer, Project Canvas, TiVo Remote


Fox Soccer Expands Broadband Subscription Offerings. has launched its redesigned premium broadband video service and is offering 700 live soccer and rugby matches during the 2010-11 season. (Multichannel News)

Look Out Cable: Time-shifting TV Is Accelerating. Internet use now rivals time spent with TV, according to Forrester Research data cited in Barclays Capital Internet Data Book August 2010. (eMarketer)

Channel 5 Rejoining Project Canvas JV. Channel 5 rejoins the fold after pulling out earlier this summer while owner RTL looked to trim costs ahead of a sale. (paidContent:UK)

TV Advertising Skipped by 86% of Viewers. Nearly 90 percent of television viewers always skip through the adverts on their digital video recorder, but TV still remains the most memorable form of advertising, according to new research. (

TiVo Launches QWERTY Remote. The TiVo Slide Remote is not an infrared device, but connects via Bluetooth to a USB dongle that attaches to TiVo Premiere and Premiere XL units, TiVo Series3, TiVo HD, and TiVo HD XL DVRs. (Betanews)

NBCU Pitches Importance Of Retrans Bucks To FCC, DOJ. NBC Universal distribution executives met with FCC and Justice Department staffers to pitch the importance of retrans fees to its investment in news and entertainment programming. (Multichannel News)

Apple’s iTV Could Force ISPs To Jack Up Your Bandwidth Bill. The release of the iTV could scare America’s big ISPs, and may give them a reason to scrap all-you-can-eat Internet access. (Business Insider)

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