Time to Move Beyond the Grid

Gibbons, Kent
April 2007
Multichannel News;4/9/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 15, p16
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the cable customers' electronic program guides in the U.S. He states that there are too many clicks and screens, and interfaces to sift through on-screen. He also mentions that cable companies have invested heavily in guide upgrades, however, complaints abound like the limited memory capacity in many digital set-tops.


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