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Time Warner Cable Launches iPad App With Live TV 141

Posted by CmdrTaco
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ShadowFoxx writes "Time Warner Cable Inc. is launching an iPad application that plays live TV, becoming the first cable company to do so. The app will be free to download on Tuesday morning, but it will only work for people who subscribe to both video and Internet service from the New York-based cable company. Even then, it only works in the home, when the iPad is connected to the company's cable modem via a Wi-Fi router."
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Time Warner Cable Launches iPad App With Live TV

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  • Re:uh (Score:4, Informative)

    by golden age villain (1607173) on Tuesday March 15, 2011 @05:38PM (#35496976)
    Plus it is not the first app to offer a similar service. Zattoo has had an app with which you can watch tv on the iPad for months. Plus it works on any WiFi network.
  • Re:uh (Score:4, Informative)

    by BitZtream (692029) on Tuesday March 15, 2011 @05:54PM (#35497146)

    The content producers have required contractual obligations by companies like TWC that prevent them from doing things like making a way for you to view it from outside your home.

    Do you know how much effort went into just getting the legal OK for TWC to give you a DVR ... and then the outrageous amount of bullshit that happened to get network DVR allowed? And why you won't find things like a 30 second skip forward button on the remote with your TWC dvr ...

    I'm sure TWC is going to do what they can to maximize their profit, but its not always them that makes the restrictions, just like its generally not them that require you to buy package deal for channels, its the people providing the channels ... that want to say they've sold just as many 'cooking network' subscriptions as HBO ... so advertisers think advertising on the cooking network is worth what they are being charged.

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