Cable-Tec Expo: Cox Targets 35 Channels For Tablet TV App [Multichannel News]
The latest cable operator to announce an iPad app with full video streaming is Cox Communications, the nation's third largest cable provider. The app is due out next month, and Cox expects to have 35 channels ready for full streaming video at the time of launch with the hope of more programming being made available over time.
Like the other cable TV apps released by Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Cablevision, the Cox app will eventually have DVR and remote control functions as well as a fairly detailed programming guide (those functions are currently available in a separate "Mobile Connect" app from Cox, but will eventually be incorporated into the new "TV Connect" app). Also like the other apps, the video streaming will only be available within the customer's home.
Cox already offers an online authentication service called "Cox TV Online," that allows customers to watch programming from TBS, HBO, ABC, NBC and Epix on their computers.