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David Beckham to Host Sports Talk Show

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Sports, Talk Shows, FOX, Gossip, Rumors,

David BeckhamDavid Beckham is being inundated with offers to host his own talk show.

The 37-year-old footballer - whose rolling one year contract with Los Angeles Galaxy is up for renewal in December - has reportedly been offered the chance to front his own sports show by Time Warner Cable. A source told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper, "We want David on board whether or not he continues to play for the Galaxy. We are on our way to becoming the world's biggest sportscaster and he is a key part of our future."

The insider said that the US-based company has offered the midfielder a "multi-million" contract and is "desperate" to secure the father-of-four to host a twice-weekly show on its new sports network. The proposed format would see David interview his fellow athletes, discuss tactics and give him "free reign" to cover any sports of his choice.

But rivals FOX are said to be hashing out a massive counter offer in a desperate bid to lure the successful British star to its network and he is considering his options after being advised to cash-in on his celebrity status.

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Time Warner Cable says it is willing to allow Apple to build its new UI

Posted by Jason Diaz Categories: Apple, Home Entertainment, Rumors,

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It's only a matter time before cable providers see the error of their ways, and Time Warner Cable might be ahead of the curve. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cable provider is thinking of ceding control of its cloud based television services to device makers like Apple, with the provision that it will not give up its relationship with subscribers. The deal is in the details and perhaps Time Warner senses a shift in the current go-to-market-strategy and wants a leg up in negotiations.

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HBO GO coming to Time Warner Cable

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Home Entertainment, Movies,

Time Warner Cable on Friday announced that it has signed a deal to provide its customers with access to HBO GO, the streaming service from the popular cable channel.

Cinemax subscribers will also be able to access content via MAX GO.

Time Warner will kick off a beta test of both services shortly, and it will launch to all Time Warner Cable customers who subscribe to HBO and/or Cinemax in the next month.

In a blog post, Time Warner spokesman Jeff Simmermon said the beta was needed to "keep things running smoothly for everyone."

"We are working with HBO and our internal tech teams right now to determine the parameters of that beta trial, and will absolutely announce more specific details as soon as we can," he wrote. "Once started, that beta trial should be overwith very quickly, and our customers will be streaming all of their favorite HBO shows shortly thereafter."

HBO GO is accessible online via HBOGo.com and via the Roku set-top box, but subscribers can also watch on mobile devices, including the iPad, iPhone, and Android devices.

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Time Warner removes Fox, Viacom, and Discovery channels from iPad App

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Amidst a controversy over streaming rights, Time Warner Cable has agreed to remove content from Fox Cable Networks, Viacom, and Discovery from its iPad app.

All three networks were "willing to threaten to sue over it," Jeff Simmermon, director of digital communications at Time Warner Cable, wrote in a blog post, so Time Warner has pulled the networks from its iPad streaming for the time being.

Specifically, Time Warner will remove streaming access to 11 channels: Animal Planet, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, FX, MTV, National Geographic, Nickelodeon, Spike, and VH1.

Time Warner still maintains that it has "every right" to stream content from these channels via its iPad app, but said it will focus its iPad efforts "on those enlightened programmers who understand the benefit and importance of allowing our subscribers - and their viewers - to watch their programming on any screen in their homes."

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Time Warner Cable to test TV Everywhere in select markets

Posted by Jacci Lewis Categories: BBC, Cable, CBS, HBO, Cable/Satellite, Internet,

time warner cableTime Warner Cable is about to put yet another nail in the coffin of office productivity.  The company plans to test delivery of cable TV programs on the Internet.  How ever will the average cubicle dweller cram that, , and relentless Facebook updates into the average work day?

Time Warner calls it’s prototype TV Everywhere.  The initial test will involve 5,000 customers in selected markets around the country. The company has not yet said which markets will be involved. CBS, (a.k.a. Sci Fi Channel), TNT, TBS, AMC, and BBC America, HBO, WE tv, and the Discovery Channel are among the many networks committed to participating in this initial test of TV Everywhere.

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Time Warner Cable Backs Off From Metered Service

Time Warner Cable logoAfter users loudly complained both online and off, Time Warner Cable has announced it will stop their proposed metered broadband services. Interestingly enough, even Twitter, the site of few words, was used to argue the case. There were so many complaints that Congressman Eric Massa tried to push for legislature to ban “unfair pricing structures.” We suspect that this will not be the end of it, but its about time the little people won one.

Read More | Consumer Affairs

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