Set your TiVo deathwatch
monitoring devices to "hold", the the third quarter our friends from Alviso did manage to post a profit of $100.6 million, after figuring in a $105 million payment
from Echostar. Patent related profits aside, a net loss of 163,000 subscribers is less heartening, as well as the acknowledgment that many mass distribution deals
are still "in early phases of deployment." As it is, while ordering pizzas
and queueing shows on the go
is nice, we're still waiting for real profits
and deployments before the 'watch gets lifted.