– Cablevision (NYSE: CVC), the nation’s
fifth-largest cable TV provider with three million New York-area subscribers,
on Wednesday announced the launch of a new service that lets subscribers relay
content from their PCs for viewing on their televisions.

The PC to TV Media
Relay service will allow users to stream photos, music, home videos, Internet
streaming video and audio, email, documents, spreadsheets and desktop widgets
to their televisions.

The service will use a secure connection to stream the
content over Cablevision’s network "to a dedicated channel viewable only
by that customer."

"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," said Tom Rutledge, Cablevision’s COO.

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
the mouse."

Cablevision said it intends to launch a technical trial of the service in June.


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