The Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between Showtime and the Smithsonian Institution, is upsetting some filmmakers, historians and researchers who fear they will lose access to the Smithsonian's resources. The first offering from the joint venture, a VOD cable channel, is due in December.
3Com and IBM have unveiled a deal to port 3Com's IP telephony server onto IBM's System i server platform, creating a system designed to help midmarket offices put all of their core applications on a single server.
The new SportsNet New York channel, owned by Time Warner, Comcast and the New York Mets baseball team, debuts tonight. And it looks as if Cablevision Systems subscribers may get a chance to see the channel, too.