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Cablevision to roll-out RS-DVR in April

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Feb 2010 16:10 User comments (1)

Cablevision to roll-out RS-DVR in April Cablevision has announced that it plans to launch its RS-DVR (Remote Storage-Digital Video Recorder) service in April. The company first announced plans to launch the RS-DVR in 2006 but was immediately hit with litigation from content companies. After a long battle, Cablevision won its case on appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a further appeal by film studios and TV networks.
The RS-DVR service will allow customers to record and access content on Cablevision's servers through the Internet. This allows Cablevision to cut costs of purchasing DVRs for subscribers and also the costs of sending out technicians to install new boxes.

"By year-end we intend to cease buying physical DVRs as we begin deploying our network-based DVR solution throughout our footprint," Cablevision Chief Operating Officer Tom Rutledge said Thursday. Comcast and Time Warner Cable Inc. also plan to launch similar services soon, as they had sat out Cablevision's legal dispute to verify that such a service is legal.

Cablevision also announced a new PC to TV Relay service this week, set to begin testing in New York. It allows subscribers of both its Cable TV services and Internet access to stream any content that can be shown on their computer monitors to their television through a personal television channel.

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126.2.2010 0:36

For those that are going to have to deal with this, since its going to be piped over the Internet, and if a ton of people start using this, for those that are on the Net is it going to slow that access down?

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