Comcast COO Steve Burke and Time Warner Cable CFO John Martin said Thursday that if Cablevision’s remote DVR service works, their companies likely will follow suit, Reuters reports. Burke said he applauded the “great idea.” It helps that Comcast’s legal team says Cablevision is on “very firm footing as long as it’s fair use.”
Time Warner’s already tried it once with controversial Maestro but pulled back. Martin told investors and analysts, “If this proves legal, we have the ability to do so on our infrastructure. That’s what’s important and exciting so I’d say stay tuned on this one.” TWC’s Start Over service currently being trialed adds some DVR-like controls and allows people to restart live programs.
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