Bright House introduces 1 TB DVR, ahead of acquisition by cloud-based Charter

Bright House is in the process of being purchased by a larger cable company that has emphasized a video strategy built around cloud-based technology. But the company is rolling out a big, heavy piece of CPE, just the same.

Bright House just announced a new six-tuner, 1 TB, whole-home DVR solution it calls Voyager. Orlando, Fla.-based Bright House said Voyager's "Enhanced DVR" can be networked with up to seven cable boxes within a residence and can record up to six shows at once. 

Bright House customers can begin ordering the DVR service starting today.

The deployment of Voyager comes as Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) -- which is also in the process of being purchased by Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) -- is working to deploy its six-tuner TWC Maxx DVR service to 50 percent of its footprint by the end of 2015.

For its part, Charter has said it will deploy its cloud-based Spectrum Guide solution across the footprints of its acquisitions, if and when those deals get regulatory approval. 

Spectrum Guide is based on a cloud-based user interface and storage and is designed to work with legacy and non-DVR set-tops 

For more:
- read this Bright House press release

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