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Cablevision pushes for network DVR

Mon, 12/08/2008 - 7:45am
Mike Robuck

On Friday, Cablevision said in a Supreme Court filing that a lower court’s decision to allow the cable operator to provide its subscribers with a network DVR (nDVR) offering shouldn’t be reviewed.

Cablevision and other cable operators have faced an uphill battle with content providers and the entertainment industry on whether movies and other videos can be stored in a network instead of on a subscriber’s personal digital video recorder.

In August, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision to not allow nDVR when it found nDVR didn’t violate copyright laws (story here).

Entertainment companies filed a petition with the Supreme Court in October that sought a review of the lower court’s ruling in favor of Cablevision.

Cablevision has said it plans on launching an nDVR service sometime next year. The Supreme Court could decide next month on whether it will accept the case.

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