Remote DVR

Time Warner Cable Launches Remote DVR Manager in San Diego, Desert Cities

Time Warner Cable said Monday that it has launched its Remote DVR Manager service in its San Diego and Desert Cities markets. According to the company, the service allows customers to schedule and manage recordings remotely from any Internet-connected computer or browser-enabled mobile device. Customers will be able to schedule and modify both single and series recordings, the MSO says, all with real-time conflict resolution.

In order to use the service--which is...

News Round-Up (III)

--Hulu Abandons Plans for UK Version of its Service
--iN Demand Appoints CTO
--Kaltura Powers Live Video, VOD of Earth Day Rally
--KIT Digital Closes $55 Million Equity Offering
--Latens Powers Remote DVR Service for Altibox
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Hulu has abandoned plans to launch a UK version of its service--at least for the time being--after talks with major UK broadcasters have collapsed,...

Verizon FiOS TV Extends its Media Manager's My Music and My Photos Features to Apple Mac

Verizon said Tuesday that it is extending the My Music and My Photos features of its FiOS TV Media Manager service (lets DVR-enabled subscribers organize, manage and access content stored on their computer on their TV set) to Apple Mac computers. The company says that it is also working on a Mac version of Media Manager's My Videos feature. "Mac users can now stream their computer-based iPod playlists straight to their TV to play their...

TiVo Remote-Scheduling App Launched for BlackBerry Smartphones

--TiVo's Audience Research Arm Has Mixed News for "The Jay Leno Show"
TiVo and Research in Motion (RIM) on Wednesday launched a free remote-scheduling application for BlackBerry devices. The app, which works with standalone TiVo Series2 and later DVR's (but not with TiVo-enabled cable and satellite boxes) and requires BlackBerry OS 4.2.0 or later, features an interface that replicates the look-and-feel of the standard TiVo set-top interface. Among other things, the app lets users browse programming categories, popular shows, and daily picks; search for shows by keyword,...

Cablevision Launches Remote DVR Scheduling and Management Feature

New York-area MSO, Cablevision , announced last week that it has deployed a remote DVR scheduling and management feature across its entire service area, for customers who subscribe to both its DVR for iO TV and Optimum Online services. According to the company, the new feature, which is accessed via its Optimum.net consumer Web portal, allows customers to fully manage their home DVR's--including finding and recording shows and managing stored content--from any PC or Mac...

Verizon Extends Media Manager Service and Remote DVR Management by Mobile to More Customers

--Services Now Available to Any DVR-Equipped FiOS TV and Internet Subscriber
--Company Also Expands VOD Offerings
In a posting on a Verizon blog, Monday, the company's SVP of media relations, Eric Rabe, revealed that it will later this week announce that it is opening up--at no extra charge--its Media Manager service to any FiOS TV and Internet customer who also has a DVR. The service was previously available only to subscribers to the company's Home Media multi-room DVR service who were also subscribers to its Internet service. It allows FiOS TV...

DISH Network Launches Remote DVR Management

US satellite-TV provider, DISH Network , has launched a service called DISH Remote Access that allows its subscribers to manage their DVR-equipped receivers remotely from any Internet-connected device (note: a similar service has been offered by rival DirecTV for some time now). According to DISH Network, the service, which is offered at no additional cost to subscribers equipped with the company's broadband-connected ViP Series DVR's, incorporates a comprehensive search functionality that looks for desired content...