BBB flunks DirecTV; DLNA sets new interactivity guidelines

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> The Better Business Bureau has given DirecTV a failing grade for the second straight year. Comcast got a C (down from B+) while Cablevision Systems, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications got A+ and Cox Communications got B-. Story

> New guidelines from the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) simplify in-home access of premium content by retail commercial devices. News release

> Comedy is no laughing matter for Comcast-owned NBC, which has appointed a new comedy chief to spur the network's flagging ratings. Story

> People who bought new 3D TVs could be watching a lot of 2D TV, because broadcasters are giving production of 3D content and channels their lowest technology investment priority. Story

And finally ... FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski says he's finished debating about whether there is a spectrum crunch or not. Obviously, he thinks there is. Story

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