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Cablevision Extends Service to iPhones, iPods

9 Aug, 2011 By: Chris Tribbey

Cablevision Aug. 9 announced that it’s expanding its TV Everywhere application to cover iPhones and iPod Touches, the first cable company to expand their service to those devices.

Subscribers can use Cablevision’s Optimum App on those devices only in the home. The application, previously available only for the iPad, allows users to watch live TV, VOD, search for content and manage DVR functions.

“Our new Optimum App for iPhone and iPod touch extends Cablevision’s leadership in offering our full cable television service on new devices, functioning as televisions in the home,” said John Trierweiler, Cablevision’s EVP of product management. “We are also pleased to maximize the value of our Optimum App as a navigation and programming discovery tool by incorporating controls for home TVs as well.”

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