TWC, Comcast to Put Cable Shows Online

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) are looking into making cable network shows available online -- but only to cable subscribers.

Over the past few months, the two have been in discussions with major cable network owners Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA), Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), and NBC Universal , The Wall Street Journal reports. Previously, cable operators have limited how much content the networks could make available online for free.

According to the WSJ's report, the cable operators' Web offerings could launch as soon as this year and will be "in a streaming format with ads, accessible in and out of the home, and without any additional charge to cable-TV subscribers."

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— Erin Barker, Contentinople

Jeff Baumgartner 12/5/2012 | 4:11:13 PM
re: TWC, Comcast to Put Cable Shows Online More on this later, but these conversations are evidently tracking back to a project that , at least from Comcast's end of it, is being referred internally as "On-Demand On-Line." That's not the brand/product name, but we're told that Comcast could offer it sometime later this year. Jeff
Michael Harris 12/5/2012 | 4:11:12 PM
re: TWC, Comcast to Put Cable Shows Online While a no-brainer extension to their VOD-to-the-TV service, weGÇÖll see how far Comcast really gets with the programmers on this.
Jeff Baumgartner 12/5/2012 | 4:11:11 PM
re: TWC, Comcast to Put Cable Shows Online I wonder if in fact they'll do a Sling-like service that place-shifts the linear lineup, too. TWC tested it out a while ago in San Diego and I think it was limited to PCs within the customer's home so it was more limited. The system they were testing over that 18 month period also couldn't be made to scale. And no one really used it much.

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