Time Warner networks CNN and Cartoon Network have sued Cablevision
Systems in an attempt to block the cable operator's plans to roll out a
network-based digital video recorder service.
The suit, which was filed Friday, came just two days after four
Hollywood studios and three major television networks filed a copyright
suit seeking to prevent the launch of the new service.
The suits against the service, which Cablevision says it
plans to trial next month, have been filed in U.S. District Court in
Cablevision said when it announced plans to launch the
service that it would do away with the need for personal DVR boxes such
as those made by the likes of TiVo or Cisco Systems' Scientific Atlanta...