Time Warner to Take VOD to 14 Small Markets


Time Warner Cable plans offer video-on-demand content to 14 small markets by the end of the year, using Tandberg Television’s OpenStream VOD platform.

The operator will manage VOD services from its national division headquarters in Denver and plans to provide local on-demand content tailored for each market.

Time Warner Cable has already gone live with VOD in four small markets -- Clarksburg, W.V.; Dothan, Ala.; Fort Benning, Ga.; and Terre Haute, Ind.

By the end of the year, it plans to expand VOD services to 10 more cities: Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; Cullman, Ala.; El Centro, Calif.; Greenwood, Miss.; Kennett, Mo.; Moscow, Idaho; Owensboro, Ky.; Richlands, Va.; Richmond, Ky.; and Yuma, Ariz.

The Tandberg solution "helps us provide enhanced television services to our subscribers and expand our video-on-demand offerings to parts of the country not previously possible," Time Warner Cable national division vice president of engineering Dick Amell said, in a statement.