Welcome to the cable news roundup, T.G.I.F. edition.
Some early reviews for UltraViolet are in, and many consumers aren't exactly impressed with the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem LLC (DECE) ' s digital rights locker for movies so far, according to the consumer reactions culled by NewTeeVee. UltraViolet, an iTunes-like competitor that counts Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) among its backers, has drawn criticism early on, with issues ranging from trouble downloading UltraViolet-complaint digital movies to iPads to problems purchasing movies for streaming via the Firefox browser. DECE responded by telling the online pub that it's "working tirelessly" to address concerns as UltraViolet's gradual rollout continues. (See UltraViolet to Open its Rights Locker in Mid-2011 .)
Perhaps some similar lessons could be learned north of the border. Some Cogeco Communications (Toronto: CCA) subs are complaning to DSL Reports that the Canadian MSO is hitting them with a $50 charge to upgrade to Docsis 3.0, even if they purchase and install their own modems.