Cablevision has confirmed the launch of the Optimum App for iPad, which allows its cable television customers to experience iO TV digital cable – including access to hundreds of channels and VOD – on an iPad in the home. The application delivers the full cable television experience to the tablet device, and allows the iPad to function as a television. It is free to existing Optimum cable television customers.
In addition to approximately 300 live channels and access to VOD, the Optimum App for iPad integrates enhanced guide information that makes it easy for customers to find the content they already receive as part of their cable television subscription. Programming is fully searchable, including by genre, and the application includes the ability to schedule DVR recordings and manage previously-recorded content.
Time Warner had remove several channels from its iPad service last week after complaints from rights holders.