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Cablevision to offer live TV to iPads in-home

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]

by MacNN Staff



  1. JenniferWeb

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Here's why this isn't Good..

    Cablevision is going to limit what you view on your iPad to whatever is on your home TV. In other words, if you want to watch CNN, but someone at home is watching HGTV, too bad. You're stuck watching HGTV. AND if they change the channel to Lifetime, your iPad will follow along. I've been using an online TV service from seetvpc (dot) com. There are no limitations to what can be watched with this one.

  1. mike87d

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Compare with other (real) providers, unlike the ab

    One thing to consider if you are deciding between Cablevision and another provider is that DISH Network already has this capability, and it is not limited to in-home viewing. As a DISH customer and employee I can say how easy it is to watch all of my live TV and DVR recordings on the go with my Samsung Vibrant, laptop, or tablet (if I had one). You should really compare the two services and see for yourself.

  1. Scott_R

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not surprising

    As with most of what Cablevision does, this bites. I have them for TV and not for the Internet; if it checks for a Cablevsion IP, then I can't get the content I'm otherwise paying for.

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