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.
Beginning Oct. 28, ESPN will begin providing college sports events and other programming to regional sports network Cox Sports Television. "This is a wonderful announcement for all sports fan in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast," said Rod Mickler, head of Cox Sports.
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.