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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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So how is TV Everywhere any different from what is already available on individual network websites? Time Warner says programming offered through TV Everywhere will include shows that aren’t available online currently. It will also make new shows available on the Internet closer to their original air dates. “It will give our customers more control over content and allow them greater access to programs they are already paying for…” says Time Warner Cable chairman Glenn Britt.

If your market ends up being part of the test Time Warner says you’ll have to sign into a web site and fill out a brief profile to prove you are a Time Warner Cable subscriber.

Comcast began a similar test in some of its markets this past June.

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