Are you a Cablevision subscriber with a Galaxy S III (T-Mobile, US Cellular or unlocked), Galaxy S IV or Galaxy Express (AT&T) handset? Awesome, because now you can watch live and on-demand TV from your phone via the company's Optimum app. More than that, Optimum can do double duty as a clicker for your screen as well as manage recording schedules and content. The cable provider also announced that its cloud-based Multi-Room DVR would triple the storage capacity for recorded video -- jumping to 300 hours of standard-def, 75 hours of high-def or some combination of the two. Maybe what's most exciting is that now you can record 10 shows or movies at once. This should give even the most avid time-shifted TV-watcher a ton of freedom and eliminate a potential Sophie's Choice between Law & Order: SVU, 2 Broke Girls and Antiques Roadshow. Yeah, our tastes are what you might call "diverse."
OPTIMUM EXPANDS CLOUD-BASED DVR TO INCLUDE THREE TIMES MORE STORAGE AND 10 SIMULTANEOUS RECORDINGS
Multi-Room DVR from Optimum Gives Customers Control Over When and Where They Watch TV in the Home
BETHPAGE, NY, July 24, 2013 – Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced significant enhancements to its cloud-based DVR service, delivering three times more storage than previously offered and more recording capability than any other service provider in the nation. Optimum's Multi-Room DVR, previously known as DVR Plus, now provides 300 hours of storage for Standard Definition content or 75 hours for High Definition. Customers can also record 10 programs simultaneously, virtually eliminating any scheduling conflicts. Multi-Room DVR from Optimum turns every set-top box in the home into a DVR and gives viewers the freedom to watch their recorded content from any TV.
"Multi-Room DVR gives customers control over when and where they watch TV in the home. Customers can record 10 shows at once, more than FiOS and DirecTV combined, with hundreds of hours of storage for their favorite shows," said Bradley Feldman, vice president of video product management for Cablevision. "Our cloud-based DVR is the industry's most advanced DVR service and provides customers with the flexibility they need to enjoy the programming they love without being forced to choose between shows."
Multi-Room DVR from Optimum features include:
· Record up to 10 shows at the same time
· Up to 300 hours of storage
· Record, manage and playback from every TV with a digital set-top box in the home
· Full DVR management on Optimum.net and the Optimum App
Pause and resume viewing live television on every TV with a set-top box in the home
· Simple preference settings to make scheduling recordings easy
Multi-Room DVR is available to Optimum TV customers with a digital set-top box for $12.95 per month. Customers can upgrade or sign-up for the service from home and turn their existing set-top box into a DVR with no appointment or installation needed. Customers interested in ordering or upgrading can activate the service from Optimum TV channel 905 or www.Optimum.com.