Comcast’s TV Everywhere test is expected to include TV programming from Scripps Networks, Rainbow Media, A&E Television Networks and Comcast Networks, reports Multichannel News. They will join Time Warner’s TNT and TBS networks, which were announced as inaugural participants in the trial earlier this week.
TV Everywhere aims to put full-length cable programming online, but require viewers to prove that they have a cable subscription before they’re able to watch. Currently most full-length episodes from cable networks aren’t available on the web.
Scripps programming includes the Food Network and HGTV; Cablevision’s Rainbow Media has AMC (home of Mad Men and Breaking Bad) and Sundance Channel; A&E has A&E (obvs) as well as Bio and the History Channel; and Comcast Networks has G4 and E!.
According to Multichannel, Viacom’s MTV, Disney/ABC and NBC Universal won’t be part of the initial trial, but are open to participating later on.
The Comcast TV Everywhere trial begins next month and will roll out to 5,000 people nationwide.