Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) will let users stream some video channels to their iPad even when they are away from their home Wi-Fi network. According to Engadget, Cablevision's app, Optimum for the iPad, will only allow users to access a handful of channels when away from their Wi-Fi network, all of which are at least partially owned by Cablevision. Those channels include News 12, News 12 Traffic & Weather and MSG Varsity.
Nevertheless, the new version 3.1 of Optimum for the iPad app will also provide some other enhancements such as an improved programming guide, the ability to delete multiple recordings as well as an indicator that tells you when a recording is in progress.
Cablevision first introduced the Optimum for the iPad app two years ago. The app lets users stream 300 channels and can be registered on up to three iPads per account. Cablevision uses the Optimum brand to market its digital cable, high-speed Internet and voice products.
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