Bandwidth Hog Netflix to Help Cablevision Manage Network Demands

Netflix Inc. knows its video streaming service hogs a lot of bandwidth. Tuesday it announced its first deal with a major U.S. cable operator, Cablevision Systems Corp., to ease the burden.

The Los Gatos, Calif. Company said that it will provide Cablevision with servers directly in the cable operator’s network to store and manage Netflix’s movie and TV content, a deal that promises an enhanced video streaming experience for Cablevision subscribers. Netflix also said that it has struck similar partnerships with other smaller Internet service providers domestically and some abroad. The announcement was made at CES in Las Vegas.

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