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Cable departs from Hulu model with 'TV Everywhere'

Postby sunnyd » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:33 pm
Two cable powerhouses have announced an ambitious pilot program that aims to convince their customers that, actually, TV on the web should not be free.

With a service called TV Everywhere, Comcast and Time Warner will give cable subscribers access to "premium" television content via broadband, and later cellphone connections.

To begin with, 5,000 Comcast subscribers will begin testing the system next month, giving them access to Time Warner's TBS and TNT channels on their computers, and the same channels' video-on-demand catalogs on their cable boxes.

If you made peace long ago with the idea of paying a monthly cable bill, this probably sounds great. It means watching your existing subscription on new screens without paying additional fees or buying more hardware. (Of course, as consumers adopt TV Everywhere, they can probably expect price increases.)
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Re: Cable departs from Hulu model with 'TV Everywhere'

Postby Downloader » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:00 am

Are they also going to pay for additional bandwidth now that data caps are appearing? Why would I pay for content and use up precious data limits.
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