Bronx cheer: Cablevision launches network DVR, Charter pulls back TV Everywhere

With hardly any fanfare, (other than a mention on the MSO's website) Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) has launched its remote storage-DVR (RS-DVR) in the Bronx, according to Light Reading Cable.

Subscribers who buy the MSO's Family Cable tier have access to the RS-DVR service, which Cablevision is calling DVR Plus, getting 160GB of storage (or about 25 hours of HD programming) for $10.95 a month. The service quietly launched Jan. 18.

On the other side of the cable TV innovation coin, Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR) is nearing the end of its six-month TV Everywhere trial and executives haven't decided what to do about it in the face of a dearth of programming agreements that would stock the site. "The key learning for us is it's going to take some time to get that critical mass of programming," Carl Leuschner, Charter's TV product management vice president told Light Reading Cable.

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