Suddenlink offers any-room DVR with TiVo Premiere
Suddenlink Communications subscribers that currently enjoy TiVo Premiere in their homes can now pause a recorded program in one room and resume watching it in another.
As an example of how the feature works, Suddenlink customers with three TiVo Premiere DVRs can record up to six shows at the same time; watch recordings on any TV; start watching a recorded program in one room, pause and resume it in another; and have up to 600 hours of recording space.
In addition to multi-room viewing of recorded content, Suddenlink’s TiVo Premiere users can also watch their recordings on any TV connected to a TiVo Premiere device.
Suddenlink cited “software enhancements” as the reason for the new features but didn’t provide any additional details.
By using TiVo Premiere, Suddenlink is able to serve up content from its VOD library, as well as streaming video content from the Internet.
In addition to integrated search functions, TiVo Premiere offers users remote scheduling; apps for the iPhone and iPad; full HD support; and the ability to pause, rewind, and use slow motion and instant replay functions for live TV.
Suddenlink, the nation’s seventh-largest cable operator, launched TiVo Premiere near the end of last year, and deployments to date include parts of Texas, North Carolina, Louisiana, Arkansas, California and Missouri.
After conducting trials earlier this year, Charter announced last week that it was launching TiVo Premiere in Texas, while RCN has TiVo Premiere deployed in several of its markets.
Suddenlink has 1.3 million residential customers and thousands of commercial customers, primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia.