TWC's TV Everywhere Trials Bringing More Content To The Web

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We've always heard that something's "on" when it hits the mainstream, so we guess it's about time we finally confessed that Internet TV has emerged from the closet. For the longest while, Hulu, Boxee and the like dominated the underground Web TV content scene, but it wasn't too long ago that major cable companies like Comcast and Time Warner Cable began to sit up and take notice.

Just a few months after the former initiated trial runs of its own Internet TV platform, the latter has just announced that it is launching a few trials of its own. Dubbed TV Everywhere, this portal provides select TWC customers (all of them in time, obviously) with the ability to watch some of their favorite programming online, anytime so long as they are subscribed to a video package back home. If you don't have a cable bundle that includes a certain channel, you won't be able to watch that channel online. Currently, the lineup consists of TBS, TNT, HBO, CBS, Syfy, BBC America, AMC, WE tv, IFC, Sundance Channel, Discovery Communications and Smithsonian Channel.

TWC claims that this will be different that Hulu in that it will give consumers access to programming that is currently not available online, and in some cases, shows will be posted even quicker after the original air date. Sadly, there's no live TV viewing here, which in our opinion would've been the "killer app" to include if it really wanted this program to be noticed. TWC is being quiet about where exactly these test runs will go down, only noting that "select markets" will get them over the next few months in order to get feedback from around 5,000 TWC customers. Here's hoping you're one of the lucky few to get in early.
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Fanfoot replied on Tue, Sep 1 2009 11:25 PM

I wonder how many of those 5,000 people will be people who happen to work at Time Warner?

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JSurber replied on Tue, Jan 11 2011 3:42 PM

Personally I don't think Comcast should even put a label on like TV Everywhere, its just online content and recorded DVR's until later this year. TV Everywhere is having the LIVE content that we all pay for monthly right there available to us on our terms, whether that be on our smart phone, laptop or tablet. When I started working at DISH Network, I looked into the old sling boxes, bti to many cords when hooking them up then they released to 700U sling adapter that hooks up USB into my 722k receiver. Now I do have TV Everywhere, on my terms, which maximizes my TV dollar.

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