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Cablevision, YouTube pick up tech Emmys

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 3:33pm
Brian Santo

Cablevision Systems has won an Emmy for Technology and Engineering for its network DVR.

YouTube will also be getting an Emmy for its recommendation engine. These are the first two announcements about the technical Emmy’s, which are given out during the CES show. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences itself has yet to announce the full line-up of technical Emmy winners.

Cablevision is being recognized for designing and pioneering the first deployable platform to support network DVR.

By relying on network storage, Cablevision’s Multi-Room DVR for Optimum TV essentially provides DVR functionality to all set-top box customers. The service currently enables customers to record 10 programs simultaneously and record hundreds of hours of their favorite shows.

“Cablevision has a long history of innovation and technology leadership, which has shaped the company and its relationship with our customers in the most competitive market for television, voice and data services in the country,” said Cablevision’s Yvette Kanouff, executive vice president of corporate engineering and technology. “

The network DVR “has materially affected the way audiences watch television and has set the standard for technological excellence in the industry,” said Academy committee chairman, Robert P. Seidel, vice president of CBS Engineering and Advanced Technology.

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