Against Studios’ Wishes, the Go-Ahead for a New DVR

In a reversal of a ruling that favored film and TV studios, Cablevision may now introduce its contested digital video recorder. The new model stores programs on the company’s servers, instead of in a customer’s set, eliminating expensive hardware. “The ruling could have a huge impact on the relationship between pay-TV operators and programmers, who are concerned that cheaper DVR functionality will lead to accelerating advertising viewership losses.”