QUINCY. Mass. -- Atlantic Broadband, the nation's 13th largest cable operator, today announced that it has launched a new online portal that enables customers to seamlessly access their favorite shows, movies and sporting events via their laptop, Mac or computer anytime, anywhere.
Atlantic Broadband customers can enjoy online access to over 35,000 TV shows and movies on this new portal. It includes programming from nearly 40 top networks including A&E, FOX, TNT, Comedy Central, NFL Network, Cartoon Network, USA Network, Starz, and NBC.
The portal is the newest addition to Atlantic Broadband services that cater to the rapidly changing entertainment landscape and today’s consumer. According to the July 2014 “Over-the-Top TV: A Complete Video Landscape” report by GfK Media and Entertainment, nearly half (46 percent) of the U.S. population ages 13-54 have used their computer to stream TV or movies at least once. Aside from DVDs and DVRs, streaming shows from a PC or laptop is the most popular way people now watch TV shows and movies outside of regular telecasts according to GfK’s research.
Powered by TiVo, this portal solidifies Atlantic Broadband’s ability to deliver a fully integrated TV viewing experience across all screens. It makes it quick and easy customers to find and watch what they want – wherever they are. “We recognize the TV viewership landscape has changed and our customers need to be able to watch what they want -- on any screen,” said Joe Canavan, Vice President of Product Management for Atlantic Broadband. “Because so much viewing happens on laptops and computers, it was crucial for us to deliver a superb online portal experience.”