Time Warner Strikes ‘TV Everywhere’ Pact With Verizon

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By Glen Dickson: Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), which has been driving cable operators and programmers to make cable network programming online through its “TV Everywhere” initiative, has struck a major deal with telco Verizon to make such content available to FiOS TV subscribers on their PCs or laptops.

Time Warner and Verizon announced Wednesday (May 12) at the Cable Show that the companies will make new television programming available online to Verizon’s FiOS TV customers using authentication technology, much as Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) is doing with its “Fancast Xfinity TV” service.

Beginning in June, FiOS TV and broadband customers will automatically receive free, unlimited online access to popular content from Time Warner’s Turner networks TNT and TBS, and the companies plan to bring the same content to mobile devices “in the near future.” Shows like The Closer, Southland, Leverage, Lopez Tonight and more will be available free of charge within 24 hours after an episode airs on live television, in HD online quality, and Turner expects to launch additional networks during the remainder of the year. More on B&C.

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