VOD has come a long way from the proprietary infrastructures of the ’90s. This Communications Technology story gives a look at what’s on the horizon. Click here. ABC Wants to Put Brakes on DVRs’ Fast Forwarding Ability Ars Technica has a story about ABC talking to MSOs in regards to disabling fast-forward capabilities in DVRs so that commercials can’t be skipped. Read about it. Read all about it here. CableLabs Working on New OCAP Standard Cable Digital News’ Alan Breznick has a story on CableLabs’effort tocreate a new version of its OpenCable Application Platform (OCAP) middleware specification. For the full story, go here.