New Yorkers Rejoice—Cablevision Hops on the HBO GO Bandwagon

Hot on the heels of Time Warner Cable's recent deal to carry HBO's streaming service, Cablevision has reached an agreement to do so as well. Makes sense, given that the two providers directly compete in the lucrative NYC area. Cablevision customers will be afforded access to both the HBO and Cinemax back catalogs. [… » 12/20/11 12:20am 12/20/11 12:20am

Viacom Asks Cablevision to Remove Content from Their iPad App, Too

Right on the heels of the Time Warner/Viacom debacle, Cablevision's live TV-streaming app has now gotten caught in the crosshairs too. Viacom claims that the Cablevision iPad app does not honor distribution agreements, and they've asked the cable company to remove content from their iPad app. Meanwhile, Cablevision… » 4/11/11 6:26pm 4/11/11 6:26pm

FCC Tweets Playoff Game Updates For Fox-less Cablevision Customers

The real victims in the ongoing spat between Cablevision and News Corp? Phillies fans, who were denied from watching Tuesday night's playoff game on Fox. Until the FCC stepped in with live Twitter updates from the game. » 10/21/10 9:40am 10/21/10 9:40am

Matt Cain relieved after 7 strong, 2 H, 0 ER. Giants scored on two singles, throwing error. SF… » 10/21/10 9:40am 10/21/10 9:40am

Supreme Court OKs DVR-In-The-Cloud Concept

Hollywood apparently tried to make a federal case about Cablevision launching a virtual DVR, a cable box with no local hard drive that still lets you "record" shows to watch later, and even fast forward through commercials. Hollywood studios got mad because they deemed it unfair re-broadcasting of content. The Supreme… » 6/29/09 8:15pm 6/29/09 8:15pm

FCC Fines Big Cable for Ditching TiVo Owners

Ars reports that the FCC has bitch slapped cable companies that adopted the new switched digital video (SDV) CableCard protocol because, as we discussed in the spring, it totally left TiVo owners hanging. Cable companies say they should be free to do whatever they want with hardware; the FCC says, well, you still… » 10/17/08 8:05pm 10/17/08 8:05pm