Seven popular national channels have been added to the Dish Network HD offerings. Six of these new channels, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike TV and VH1 are offered to those currently subscribing to Classic Bronze 100 HD and above, and these six as well as BET are offered to current Classic Silver 200 HD subscribers.
Digeo is rolling out a Spring update to the Moxi HD DVR unit this weekend. Notable features include access to streaming video (Hulu, Youtube), access to Rhapsody, a streamlined photo browsing interface and integration into home automation devices.
The VuNow HD PoD from Verisimo Networks is now being sold through Amazon. This device allows customers to connect to online video streaming services through their TV. The list price for the VuNow is $148 on Amazon.com, and it comes with an HDMI cable as well as a wireless adapter.
TiVo’s DVR boxes are getting another source for “on demand” videos: Blockbuster’s OnDemand rentals and purchases. Customers can access Blockbuster’s digital store via their TiVo box, in addition to the multiple other video on demand services, including Amazon’s Video on Demand and NetFlix Watch Instantly content.
With a single download, DirecTV subscribers can now schedule and record their DirecTV content via their iPod Touch or iPhone from anywhere in the world. The current mobile scheduler from DirecTV received a graphical upgrade for its iPhone release. Users can quickly browse programs and search based on date and time or channel parameters.