Time Warner Cable expands roll-out of Cloud-Based TV Guide

With 2 million set-top boxes already incorporating cloud-based navigation, Time Warner Cable says they are expanding roll-out of the services to over 6 million set-top boxes by the end of 2014. The cloud-based TV guide simplifies navigation, gives you more program information, provides a new video-on-demand interface, and improves search results and discover. And, the new guide is provided in full HD at 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio.

“We’ve received great feedback on our new cloud-based guide features and are excited to deliver an even better television experience for our customers,” said Rob Marcus, President and Chief Operating Officer.

New Set-top Box Digital Features include:

  • Widescreen HD Guide  A new guide in true HD, including a 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Advanced Search and Discovery – The search tool now brings more than simple title searches. In addition to making it easier to search for favorite shows, movies and more, the new “What’s Hot” category highlights popular titles with rich box art and customers can browse titles by Genre. Search itself now returns results after the first letter, bringing up the closest matches first, refined as customers enter additional letters
  • On Demand Portal – All On Demand programs are now featured in one seamless environment, with box art and intuitive ways to find programs you love and discover thousands of new movies and shows available to you through Time Warner Cable
  • DVR Manager – Updated with rich graphics and simplified navigation of recordings and recording schedule, detailed information by series and programs, simplified multiple deletion and more

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Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

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