Cablevision tests remote storage DVR

Cablevision plans to give its more than 2 million digital cable customers access to 80 GB of remote storage for less than $10 a month. Digital cable boxes would receive a software upgrade allowing a subscriber to select favorite programs for recording on Cablevision’s servers. You can record two programs simultaneously while watching a previously recorded show.

These types of services are only the beginning of what broadband providers are able to offer their customers on-demand over a high speed network. In the future there may be a channel produced by the cable company on a specialty subject such as high school sports or cooking and never broadcast but available in a time-shifted environment.