Time Warner is turning on more channels for its TV Everywhere strategy. Once again, Verizon FIOS customers will be the first to get the channels available on their laptops, and soon on their mobile phones. The two companies announced today that starting in June, FIOS TV subscribers will get unlimited online access to popular shows from Time Warner’s TNT and and TBS channels.
It won’t be the complete lineup, but rather will work along the same lines as EPIX and HBO Go (which is a dedicated site for HBO subscribers with a limited selection of HBO shows and movies). Not everything will be on there, but it will be more than what is on Hulu or the rest of the Web right now. It will stream full-length shows like The Closer and be available only to paying TV subscribers.
Both TNT and TBS will launch dedicated Websites alongteh HBO Go model, and the shows will also be available on FOIS TV Online. Verizon is working with other channels to add to its TV Everywhere lineup, including FOX News, CBS, MTV Networks, Hallmark Channel, Smithsonian Channel, and the Tennis Channel.
Verizon Communications Inc. delivers broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s largest wireless network that serves nearly 102 million customers nationwide. Verizon’s Wireline operations include Verizon Business and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers converged communications, information and entertainment services over Verizon’s fiber-optic network.
Time Warner, Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: Cable, Filmed Entertainment, Networks, and Publishing. The Cable segment offers video, high-speed data, and voice services over its broadband cable systems to residential and commercial customers, as well as sells advertising time to various national, regional, and local businesses. Its services primarily comprise analog and digital video services; video on demand; high-definition television services; set-top boxes equipped...