Cablevision Appeals Ruling on “Networked” DVR
April 11, 2007

Cablevision on Tuesday announced plans to appeal last month’s federal court decision, which found that the New York-based cable provider’s new “networked” digitial-video recording device violates the copyrights of the owners of its content, the AP reported. The appeal is an effort to reverse a ruling that may the brakes on the next generation of DVR technology. The appeal would go before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a Cablevision executive told the Hollywood Reporter. In the ruling, handed down March 23, a federal court judge in New York, Denny Chin, sided with a group of Hollywood studios and against

People on the Move
December 1, 2006

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced that Jack Tretton has been named president and chief executive officer for the company, replacing Kaz Hirai who will be appointed president and group chief operating officer for SCEA parent company. Tretton was formerly SCEA executive vice president and co-chief operating officer. A member of the original management team chartered with launching PlayStation in North America in 1995, Tretton brings more than 23 years of consumer product experience to his new role. Electronic Expo added Mike Bonder to its buying staff. Bonder, has a long history in CE retail, holding positions such as vice president and general manager

Starting From Scratch
September 1, 2004

How Leon Temiz put Electronics Expo on the map in less than a year Starting a business is never easy. Starting a second business can be even harder. Sure, you have the experienced gained from years of running your own store, but you still have to go to all the trouble of establishing a name for yourself, negotiating new store locations and finding good employees—always the holy grail of retail. It might sound crazy to some, but Leon Temiz did just that, leaving behind the successful 6th Avenue Electronics to start Electronics Expo, a company that has gained a position in just under 12

Samsung, Cable Industry Team Up on HDTV
March 16, 2004

By Joe Paone NEW YORK—Samsung likely made its rivals just a little more jealous yesterday after brokering an "unprecedented" HDTV-related deal with the cable industry. In the process, the joint project announcement showed that the country's cable giants apparently are committed to establishing a united front against aggressive satellite service providers like DIRECTV, Dish Network and VOOM for the hearts and minds of American HDTV consumers. Under the non-exclusive agreement, Samsung and eight of the nine U.S. cable giants, operating under the umbrella of The Marketer's Council of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), will jointly promote HDTV and the digital television transition. They

Attitudes from the Editor (March)
March 1, 2003

In this issue, you'll find Dealerscope's annual ranking of the the Top 50 Consumer Electronics Retailers. There aren't too many surprises, though there has been some shifting: K*B Toys and Sears Canada are in, while Future Shop (now counted as part of Best Buy) and PC Warehouse are out. For the most part, though, the list is much the same as it was last year. One notable issue is that while The Wiz ranked as number 42 in this 2002 line-up, you can bet that won't be the case next year, considering parent company Cablevision's recent exit from the retail business. An interesting fact

Attitudes from the Publisher
June 1, 2002

As an industry, we're always riding a wave of change—every day another company is introducing a new product or technology. But within all of this ruckus, the editorial staff of Dealerscope has remained stable. Well, former Editor-in-Chief Janet Pinkerton blew all of that out of the water, leaving us for the full-time job of motherhood. Her departure last month required that we make some changes, specifically the promotion of E-Gear Editor-in-Chief Grant Clauser to be Dealerscope's Editor-in-Chief as well. Former Senior Editor David Dritsas is now Editor of both magazines. And we are delighted to welcome Joe Paone, our Senior Editor covering

The Total Package
December 1, 2001

Cablevision brought its products and services into The WIZ retail stores to create a one-stop entertainment shop By Markkus Rovito Latrell Sprewell, Eric Lindros, Tim Curry, Norman Goldberg and the Rockettes may never practice together, but they still play for the same team. Because as part of the NBA's New York Knicks, the NHL's New York Rangers, the production of A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden, The WIZ and the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, respectively, all those people fit under the broad umbrella of the Cablevision Systems Corporation. While it's not on par with such leviathans as AOL

February 1, 2000

The growth potential of our industry rests in new and innovative ways to move and use digital audio, video and data. But without copyright protection of digital content, that growth has been stymied. At the Western Show in Los Angeles in December, we watched hardware vendors and service providers dance around the opportunities and challenges posed by retail-able cable modems and cable compatibility with HDTV sets. At CES 2000, we admired the latest crop of HDTV sets, the DVD-R and DVD-HD prototypes, and the digital video recorders. Amid the CES festivities, Federal Communications Commission Chairman William Kennard delivered an ultimatum to the cable, consumer

October 1, 1999

What are we selling anyway? The answer comes back "service," not "product." Recent video innovations have consistently been tied to content services: Echostar's Dishplayer (satellite, WebTV, plus digital video recording), Sony and TiVo, the Sony media machine and Playstation II, Sony and Cablevision, the Thomson/Microsoft TAK, the Wink-enabled TVs. Even the baseline Guide Plus+ electronic programming guide is becoming a content aggregator instead of just a guide. Free off-air HDTV programming is less than impressive. If you want the good stuff now, you have to buy into satellite or, in limited areas, cable HD programming options, again service based—leaving manufacturers to subsidize improvements to the free,