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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Juris Exiting WE tv

After more than 7 years heading WE tv , Marc Juris is stepping down as president/gm at year-end. His departure follows that of Sarah Barnett , who exited as AMC Networks Entertainment Group pres last month

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