On Apr 02, 2011, Cablevision launched the Optimum for iPad App. Compared with Time Warner Cable’s, the Optimum for iPad gives access to much more live stations. The number can reach as many as 300 live stations depending on the owner’s cable package. Viewers also have access to 2,000 free and subscription on-demand videos.
The app has its own searchable program guide with filters, such as limiting results to HD-only content. Parental controls are also on tap.
The Optimum for iPad uses the same broadcasting rights as for the regular TV service. Viewers don’t even need a working Internet connection.