Over-the-top TV news dominates today's cable roundup.
DirecTV Group Inc. (NYSE: DTV) has drafted the PlayStation 3 to the roster of devices that can stream live, out-of-market football games offered in the satellite TV giant's exclusive NFL Sunday Ticket package. Non-DirecTV subs can pay $340 for the privilege this season, but with a doozy of a caveat -- the broadband-only option is limited to consumers who can prove they can't get the traditional DirecTV service (i.e. because satellite signals are blocked by nearby trees or buildings, or mean landlords won't allow residents to hook up satellite TV equipment). (See Cable: DirecTV's 'Ticket' to Broadband Content.)
Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) has bolted a new "Previous" feature to its Xfinity TV app for Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) iOS devices that lets users resume playback of recently watched movies and TV shows without forcing them to search for a title again via the app's Play Now catalog. Comcast says the Xfinity TV app has been downloaded more than 2.6 million times.