If PVR use becomes widespread, consumers could be forced to pay $250 extra per month to get TV, according to AOL Time Warner's Jamie Kellner. The extra fees would be necessary to help the TV industry recoup money lost if the current ad-supported business model becomes obsolete.
In terms of viewers, Fox News Channel ranks first among the news networks, with CNN second and MSNBC third, a report says. Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor" is the most popular prime-time news talk show, while last week CNN's "Connie Chung Tonight" bested MSNBC's "Donahue" for second place.
John Rigas protests that he is innocent, despite charges of financial wrongdoing, a report says. Separately, interim CEO Erland Kailbourne has launched a campaign to keep customers on the cable system.