Cablevision Intros PC To TV Service - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Infrastructure // PC & Servers

Cablevision Intros PC To TV Service

The wireless service will allow Cablevision subscribers to display online video, photos, e-mail, and other data on their television screens.

The convergence of content from PC screens to TV screens seems to be getting closer: Cablevision Systems announced Wednesday that its PC to TV Media Relay service will soon allow its customers to send images and data from their PC screens to their TV screens in real time.

The "first-of-its-kind" service requires a simple software download; no cumbersome plugging and unplugging of cables is required to utilize the wireless feature, Cablevision said.

"With our PC to TV Media Relay service, we are putting an end to the need for families to huddle around their laptops or PCs to watch content together. This new service will make it easy for our television customers to take broadband services including Internet video, as well as family photos, or anything else displayed on a computer screen and move it to the television with the click of a mouse," said Cablevision CEO Tom Rutledge in a statement. The company said it plans to begin a technical trial of the service by June.

In addition to streaming Internet video content, the Media Relay service will enable Cablevision subscribers to send data stored on their computers like photos, home videos, documents, and even e-mails to their TV screens for display.

Cablevision indicated the service utilizes its network facilities to create a dedicated channel that is viewable only by individual customers.

The cable company said the service may be extended to include handheld or other consumer devices in addition to TVs. PC to TV Media Relay for Mac is also being developed, Cablevision said.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
2021 Outlook: Tackling Cloud Transformation Choices
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  1/4/2021
Enterprise IT Leaders Face Two Paths to AI
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  12/23/2020
10 IT Trends to Watch for in 2021
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  12/22/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you.
Flash Poll