Instead, this news snapshot leads with Hulu LLC mothballing its IPO plans and a Hulu Plus-free Suddenlink Communications , while CableLabs and the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) make a love connection. Meanwhile, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) means business with FiOS.
Comcast believes the situation can be resolved without government intervention, as Level 3's request "has no place" in the NBCU proceeding. On that point, the cable operator cites recent attempts by both companies to come to a compromise and launch a series of tests to try out a new traffic-sharing architecture. (See Comcast: Level 3 Balks at Trial Offer and Level 3: Comcast Erected Web Video 'Toll Booth' .)
CableLabs has already taken a fancy to the DLNA's content discovery and sharing capabilities, viewing it as a technology that could help give tru2way a place at the retail table. Now it's taken the relationship a step further by joining the Alliance as a Promoter Member. (See Tru2way Flashes Some Retail Hope and CableLabs Joins DLNA.)
Other members of the DLNA Promoter fraternity include AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM), Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), Comcast, DirecTV Group Inc. (NYSE: DTV), Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT), Panasonic Corp. (NYSE: PC), Rovi Corp. , Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), and Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; NYSE: TCH).
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable