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 CableLabseffort tocreate a new version of its OpenCable Application Platform (OCAP) middleware specification. For the full story, go here.

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Roku, Nielsen Close AVA Transaction

Roku closed on its acquisition of Nielsen ’s advanced video advertising business Friday. The deal includes Nielsen’s video automatic content

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