FCC Slaps Time Warner Cable, Cox On Switched Video

Score one for CableCARD customers that got screwed by SDV: 

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The Federal Communications Commission proposed to fine Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications for moving some channels from their broadcast lineups to switched digital video groups—rendering that programming inaccessible to non-operator-supplied devices like TiVo recorders.

In notices issued Wednesday, the agency’s Enforcement Bureau said Time Warner Cable Oceanic’s Oahu and Kauai systems and Cox’s Fairfax County, Va., system last fall “apparently willfully violated” federal rules requiring providers to make all video programming available to third-party consumer electronics that use CableCards.