05.12.2010 01:00 PM
Time Warner Ponies TV Shows Online for Verizon FiOS Subs
LOS ANGELES: Time Warner is making TNT
and TBS programming available online to Verizon’s FiOS TV customers, the
company’s said today at the 2010 Cable Show.
Beginning in June, Verizon’s 3 million FiOS TV customers will automatically
receive free, unlimited online access to content from TNT and TBS, with plans
to bring the same content to mobile devices in the near future, Verizon said.
The company also is working on Web content deals with Fox News, CBS, MTV
Networks, Hallmark Channel, Smithsonian Channel, the Tennis Channel and others.
Verizon launched Time Warner’s HBO Go online for FiOS subs in February,
“In less than a year, we’ve been able to launch our vision of delivering TV
Everywhere to nearly 20 million customers nationwide,” said Jeff Bewkes,
chairman and CEO of Time Warner.
The latest arrangements provides shows like “The Closer,” “Southland,” “Leverage”
and “Lopez Tonight” to FiOS TV subs free of charge online in HD, 24 hours after
the episode premieres on TV. Turner expects to launch additional networks
during the remainder of the year.
FiOS customers will be able to access the online programming at either
at special TNT and TBS Web sites yet to be launched. Logins will be good for 30
-- Deborah D. McAdams