Videophiles don't need to upgrade their DVD collections when they make the move to HDTVs, since many DVD players come equipped with upscaling, which can produce near-HD-quality images from regular DVDs, according to this article.
Short, multiepisode series developed for play on cell phones have become more popular in Hollywood, but advertisers have been slow to support them. For example, the only sponsor for the "Green Arrow" series, spun off from the "Smallville" TV series, was Sprint.
More manufacturers are rushing to bring Internet videos to TV. Microsoft's Xbox 360 lets users download from the online store, and the Apple TV is already being shipped out across the U.S. Others are developing similar technology, turning television into an Internet-friendly zone.
Cablevision Systems has forged a deal to deliver the MLB Channel. Cablevision's Extra Innings package will run $159, which will include up to 60 out-of-market baseball games per week during the MLB season.