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So it begins: Fox using Aereo precedent in battle against Dish

Those who scoffed at the notion that the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last week against Aereo was written too narrowly to affect other media technologies have been proven right--Fox is using the precedent in its two-year-old battle with Dish Network and its Hopper DVR.

Aereo: Columnists question SCOTUS' tech chops, ruling's impact on DVRs

The handwringing following one of the biggest media-technology court rulings in decades continued Friday, with columnists at major daily newspapers and technology blogs pondering the ruling's long-term impact on innovation, as well as widely accepted technologies like the DVR.

Verizon expands 12-tuner Quantum TV tier to Maryland, Virginia and D.C.

Now, 2.6 million residents and businesses spread across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. will be able to record 12 TV shows simultaneously. Verizon announced this week that it has expanded the rollout of its FiOS Quantum TV service to subscribers in these areas, building on a launch that began April 1 in North Texas and Harrisburg, Penn.

Verizon touts 12 tuners with launch of FiOS Quantum video media servers

With the rollout of new home video gateways from Arris, Verizon is introducing FiOS Quantum TV as a new brand for its cable programming service.

Dish Network rolls 8-tuner Super Joey DVR

Dish Network has launched its new Super Joey DVR, which expands the number of programs subscribers can record simultaneously to eight.

RCN gets Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo with Opera TV launch on TiVo boxes

RCN is beginning to offer subscribers with TiVo set-tops the ability to access HTML5 apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo on TV.

Virgin Media reaches 2M TiVo subscribers

Virgin Media said Wednesday that it reached the milestone of 2 million subscribers using TiVo DVRs and multiscreen video software.

Arris reveals new Time Warner Cable super DVR in FCC filing

Time Warner Cable's new super DVR is the Arris IP805-M set-top, according to an FCC document obtained by FierceCable. A spokesman confirmed that the unit is the new six-tuner DVR that TWC plans to deploy later this year in New York and Los Angeles.

Comcast prepares to launch network DVR in Boston

Comcast will soon flip the switch on a network-based DVR similar to the product Cablevision launched in 2010, SVP and GM of Video Services Matt Strauss told  FierceCable  Tuesday.

Esser: Cox hooking 40,000 Contour subs monthly

Cox Communications is deploying its new "Record 6" DVR  in about 40,000 subscriber homes monthly, President Patrick Esser said last week at the Consumer Electronics Show.