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May 21, 2001  •  Post A Comment

nCube’s hush-hush
personal video move
Video server technology purveyor nCube is planning to unveil a new technology infrastructure solution for the personal video recording industry next month at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association conference in Chicago. Few details about the hush-hush PVR server project were available last week.
Gemstar-TV Guide
eyes EchoStar trial
A trial has been scheduled for December in Gemstar-TV Guide’s patent infringement claim against EchoStar, said UBS Warburg
research analyst Thomas Eagan.
Adelphia planning
subscription VOD
Multiple system operator Adelphia is planning to launch a video-on-demand service that will bill customers on a monthly subscription basis, sources close to a major cable television pay-per-view network confirmed.
Gotuit Media obtains
TV-pausing patent
Gotuit Media has secured a patent granting the company rights to a technology that lets television audiences pause live TV programs while still recording the show onto a hard drive, the company announced. The tool would allow viewers to interrupt a program without worrying about missing it, Gotuit said. The service is designed to enable personal video recorders to “slice and dice” shows and play them back in a way that matches viewers’ personal preferences, according to Gotuit.