Cable Operators

Comcast To Offer TNT,TBS Shows In Online Trial

6/24/2009 9:57 AM Eastern

Comcast will offer top-rated cable shows from Time Warner Inc.'s TBS and TNT networks on the Web to 5,000 subscribers nationwide in a trial starting in July, under a "TV Everywhere" partnership the companies announced Wednesday.

The nation's largest operator will make the shows available on the Web a few hours after they air on the networks, and include the same national advertising spots that ran on TV.

In the test the TBS and TNT content initially will be available only to Comcast cable TV and broadband subscribers in their homes, via the Comcast.net or Fancast.com portals.

Eventually, "in our conception, it would be every multichannel network that would go into this ability to watch it online on-demand," Time Warner Inc. chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes said at a press conference at the Time Warner Center in midtown Manhattan.

More details to follow.

 

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