Universal Electronics Inc. has struck a deal to make a custom-designed wireless controller for SONICblue's new ReplayTV 5000 DVR. Under the deal, UEI also would provide software to link the device to cable and satellite set-top boxes.
A letter to be sent tomorrow to 1,000 corporations asks that businesses not allow their networks to be compromised by permitting copyrighted songs and movies to be swapped. The Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America, the National Music Publishers' Association and the Songwriters Guild are the letter's signatories.
USA President Doug Herzog, responsible for the hits "The Dead Zone" and "Monk," is leading the network to ratings success, a report says. Herzog reportedly is pushing the network toward hourlong dramas.