Cablevision Optimum for iPad app now available, streams hundreds of TV channels plus VOD -- Engadget

Cablevision Optimum for iPad app now available, streams hundreds of TV channels plus VOD — Engadget

The new Cablevision iPad app is out, taking on broadcasters Fox, Discovery, Viacom attacking Time Warners live TV streaming TWCable TV app by offering subscribers the same channels as their iO TV package and video on demand. The Optimum for iPad app also includes the ability to set up DVR recordings, delete recorded shows and browse TV listings, although it doesnt act as a direct remote for the cable box. The last time Fox and Cablevision squared off subscribers couldnt watch their shows on Hulu or two games of the World Series which, along with a long battle over network DVRs, suggests the cable company is prepared to dig its heels in deep on this issue. Multichannel News points out subscribers need at least one cable box to make use of the new app and the TOS states it can only be used within the customers residence. Subscribers suitably equipped can grab the app at the iTunes link below, check out pics in the gallery or a video demo by a user embedded after the break.

via Cablevision Optimum for iPad app now available, streams hundreds of TV channels plus VOD — Engadget.

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