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Thursday April 17, 2014

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#Cablevison Sues #CWA #Union

#Cablevison Sues #CWA #Union

Disputes between Cablevision and the Communication Workers of America entered a new phase this week. In state Supreme Court, Cablevision filed a lawsuit alleging CWA made “patently false and defamatory claims” about the speed and quality of Cablevision’s Brooklyn Internet service. Crain’s New York [Full Story…]

#Cablevision Drops #Optimum for #Lightpath in Rebranding Effort

#Cablevision Drops #Optimum for #Lightpath in Rebranding Effort

Cablevision Systems is rebranding again, dropping the “Optimum” from its business services division name, instead calling it Lightpath. The MSO said that the change is designed to reflect the difference between Lightpath’s Ethernet-based services for large customers and Cablevision’s Optimum brand [Full Story…]

Cablevision Optimum App Available for #Android Devices

Cablevision Optimum App Available for #Android Devices

Cablevision Systems announced that its Optimum app is now available for download on Samsung and Motorola Android devices as well as Google's Motorola Mobility. The app provides video and broadband subscribers access to video-on-demand choices over Wi-Fi, according to MultiChannel. The app is also [Full Story…]

Cablevision Makes Customers Call for #Sandy Refunds

Cablevision Makes Customers Call for #Sandy Refunds

Cablevision customers who lost service during Sandy must call the company for refunds on their cable bills, according to the NY Daily News,   Cablevision refuses to do what Time Warner Cable is doing, which is automatically providing credits to customers without power, television or Internet service [Full Story…]

#ConnectNYC Opens Contest for Free Wiring

#ConnectNYC Opens Contest for Free Wiring

ConnectNYC, an initiative that upgrades over 200 companies with free fiber cable wiring, launched recently. According to the NY Daily News, businesses from all five boroughs that are interested in the upgrade can enter a contest hosted by the NYC Economic Development Corporation. Approximately $12 [Full Story…]

Cablevision Developing New Social TV Technology

Cablevision Developing New Social TV Technology

Cablevision is working on creating Social TV technology that may allow subscribers to be in contact through voice chat or video calls during programming. According to Fierce Cable, the patent application is called "Virtual Communal Television Viewing" and lets the user's find friends or others with [Full Story…]

Cablevision Makes Fun of Itself in New Ads

Cablevision Makes Fun of Itself in New Ads

In its latest ad campaign, Cablevision makes fun of itself. The company’s previous marketing strategy involved discounts to attract new customers and attack ads against rivals. The new TV ads show a chaotic family life with an overflowing toilet and a child stuck in mail slot. It tells viewers [Full Story…]

Cablevision’s Optimum App Available on Kindle Fire

Cablevision's Optimum App Available on Kindle Fire

Apps from cable and satellite companies that allow users to watch TV anywhere in their home have been gaining traction. Recently, Cablevision announced that its Optimum app will now be available on the Kindle Fire, letting users stream live TV programming from their receiver to notebook anywhere in [Full Story…]

80% of Homes Have Access to 3D #Olympics Coverage

80% of Homes Have Access to 3D #Olympics Coverage

NBC Olympics and Panasonic announced the first-ever 3D coverage of the Olympic Games will be available to multichannel providers, which serves nearly 80% of all U.S. homes. Operators carrying the feed, which totals about 12 hours a day, includes Armstrong, AT&T, Cablevision, DIRECTV, Time Warner [Full Story…]

NJ Cablevision Customers Now Required to Get Digital Boxes for All TVs

NJ Cablevision Customers Now Required to Get Digital Boxes for All TVs

Cablevision will now require its NJ customers to get a cable box if they want access to the iO TV service. Currently, the monthly rental fee for a cable box and remote is $6.95, but Cablevision will now offer the equipment for free for one or two years for TVs without boxes. According to [Full Story…]

Aereo Prevails in Copyright Suit Against Broadcasters

Aereo Prevails in Copyright Suit Against Broadcasters

Aereo, the Barry-Diller/IAC backed broadband subscription service, was sued by broadcasters for copyright violations not long after the service launched earlier this year.   Users would pay Aereo for a monthly subscription to wireless broadband service, but broadcasters sued Aereo because they felt [Full Story…]

Cablevision Releases Hotspot-Finder App Ad Campaign

Cablevision Releases Hotspot-Finder App Ad Campaign

Cablevision has released a new animated campaign ad to promote their new app for Apple mobile devices, which lets customers find the nearest Optimum Wi-Fi hotspot. The ad features HotSpot the Dog, who teaches his owner the benefits of the wireless service. According to Multichannel News, [Full Story…]

Cablevision Releases Live TV App

Cablevision Releases Live TV App

At the Cable Show this week, Long Island-based cable carrier Cablevision demoed a new app with HTML5 and JavaScript technologies that runs on Internet-connected TVs and Samsung electronics. The app, according to Multichannel News, provides full access to live TV and an on-screen guide without any [Full Story…]

Analyst Says Cablevision is Being Coy About SVOD

Analyst Says Cablevision is Being Coy About SVOD

Media tech analyst Richard Greenfield doesn’t believe that Long Island's Cablevision is being upfront about plans to launch a subscription video-on-demand service.  In a BTIG Research blog post, he wrote that the cable company would likely launch a service similar to Comcast’s Streampix within the [Full Story…]

Cablevision Launches Westchester Newsday App

Cablevision Launches Westchester Newsday App

Newsday for Westchester, a Newsday site with specific news for Westchester County, Rockland County, and Hudson Valley residents was launched this week by Cablevision.  Available as an app on iPad and iPhone, it also delivers regional news and videos from other Cablevision properties, including News [Full Story…]