Welcome to the cable news roundup, T.G.I.F. edition.
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) has launched an app for the iPhone that lets subs stream more than 130 live TV channels to the device about 10 months after the MSO debuted similar capabilities for the iPad. The caveat is that live TV streaming is limited to the reach of a customer's home Wi-Fi signal. The app also lets subs use the iPhone as a fancy remote control and to manage their DVRs remotely. TWC has introduced an app for Android devices, but will lack the live TV feature until support is extended to the Ice Cream Sandwich OS. (See TW Cable Puts Android in the Picture.)
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) is downplaying the effects the pole-attachment issues are having on its fiber network build in Kansas City, Kan., telling Multichannel News that it's on track to hook up its first customers in the first half of 2012. Google has also extended its plan to string fiber in Kansas City, Mo. (See Google's Fiber Project Hits a Snag .)