Verizon, Comcast hang up on joint venture plans

It’s increasingly possible for consumers to cobble together the means to do much of what the Verizon-Comcast joint venture was said to be working on for themselves, using off-the-shelf hardware and software.

Dishing it out to Fox

Nobody brings a lawsuit expecting to lose, of course, but the net result of the networks’ repeated legal defeats against Dish, Aereo, Cablevision and other service providers is to put in place a growing body of case law expanding consumers’ rights to time-shift, place-shift and format-shift TV content.