TWC and Verizon’s FiOS are the latest to join the TV Everywhere trials that Comcast and Time Warner (the former parent of TWC) launched in June.
The announcements by the two video delivery companies didn’t mention Comcast or each other, but did tout the video packages that they’ll be offering online at no additional charge to the subscribers.
Through TV Everywhere, Time Warner Cable video subscribers will be able to access content online on the networks’ websites and on Time Warner Cable’s web properties, TWC said. The programming offered through the TV Everywhere trials will include many shows currently unavailable online and others that will be made available on the Internet more quickly following their original airdates than they are currently. “The trials are a big step toward fulfilling Time Warner Cable’s vision for making content available on any screen, any time and any place its customers want to view it,” said TWC’s announcement.
The networks offered include TBS, TNT, HBO, CBS, Syfy, BBC America, AMC, WE tv, IFC, Sundance Channel, Discovery Communications and Smithsonian Channel, TWC said.
Verizon is apparently still in negotiations with program suppliers. It said only that FiOS subscribers will be able to view Time Warner’s TNT and TBS programming online and on demand. Verizon said the trial “will soon include content from other providers.”