Cable Giants Readying Video Service
Two leading giants of cable TV have teamed up to launch a new model for making TV programming available online. Time Warner and Comcast Wednesday announced the launch of TV Everywhere, a model that will make programming available for free online to subscribers of the cable services.
A trial will begin next month, when 5,000 Comcast customers are able to view TBS and TNT, two channels owned by Turner Broadcasting, which is part of Time Warner.
The TV Everywhere model differs from the Hulu and YouTube models in that it is only free to customers who have already cable subscribers.