On June 29, 2009 the Supreme Court rejected an appeal made by film studios and television networks in Cable News Network v. Cablevision, leaving in place the 2nd Circuit US Court of Appeals ruling that stated Cablevision's digital video recording service would not directly infringe the copyrights of film studios and television networks. The Supreme Court did not issue a comment on their decision.

Cablevision's proposed network-based DVR service would allow customers to record and store television shows on servers maintained by Cablevision instead of DVR boxes in their homes.