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Cablevision launches iPad app in wake of Time Warner, Fox scuffle

News by Michael Oryl on Sunday April 03, 2011.

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Even though its competitor, Time Warner Cable, has run into some snags with its newly launched cable TV access application for the Apple iPad, Cablevision launched its own iPad app yesterday.

The application will provide Cablevision customers with access to nearly 300 channels and more than 2,000 on-demand programs when used within the Cablevision subscriber's home. Unlike Time Warner's application, the Cablevision app does not stream content over the Internet, but rather across its own cable network connection to the subscriber's home. The iPad uses the home's Wi-Fi connection to get the program data from the Cablevision modem.

This technical distinction makes the iPad act more like a Wi-Fi connected television than just a mobile Internet device, and might be enough to prevent any of Cablevision's program content vendors from crying foul - something Time Warner could have used with Fox.

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