updated 11:45 am EDT, Fri August 6, 2010
Cablevision will stream live TV to iPads, more
Cablevision will let its subscribers stream cable programming to wireless network connected devices such as the iPad, the provider said. With their handheld devices, users will also have the ability to browse and access digital video content from their TVs. In contrast to other providers such as Comcast, however, this functionality will be limited to a subscriber's home only and not available remotely; it will likely check for a Cablevision IP address.
Everything users can access on their Cablevision-connected TV will be available on portable devices, including video-on-demand offerings, broadcast TV and all expanded basic services. The company is also working on interactive program guides for iPads, iPhones, Android devices and computers.
While a launch date is unknown, Cablevision COO Tom Rutledge said it is coming to market "in the very near future."
At the same time, Cablevision is now testing and verifying its PC to TV Media Relay service, which will let users access Internet videos on their TVs. The device is due for a release this fall.
The second phase of testing for its network-based Remote Storage-DVR in NYC is also underway. Pricing will be the same as the currently-offered physical DVR set-top, at about $10 per month. [via LightReading]