Cable Technology Feature Article
February 24, 2010
Cablevision to Give Customers "Me TV"
By Amy Tierney, TMCnet Web Editor
Cablevision Systems (News - Alert) Corp. is giving New York customers their own 15 minutes of fame, offering them a chance to watch online videos or view family photos on their own personal TV channel, according to news reports.
The technology, called PC to TV Media Relay, will let Cablevision customers transfer anything available for display on their PC to view on a dedicated TV channel.
The company reportedly will start a trial service in June for customers who buy video and Internet services, Reuters (News - Alert) said. Pricing plans have yet to be determined. Cablevision serves about 3 million homes in the New York area.
The effort is part of Cablevision’s plan to stay relevant with customers and avoid being replaced by video sites such as Hulu or Google Inc's YouTube, TMC CEO Rich Tehrani (News - Alert) said.
Amy Tierney is a Web editor for TMCnet, covering business communications Her areas of focus include conferencing, SIP, Fax over IP, unified communications and telepresence. Amy also writes about education and healthcare technology, overseeing production of e-Newsletters on those topics as well as communications solutions and UC. To read more of Amy's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Amy Tierney