TWC Pitches Businesses in N.Y.

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Time Warner Cable is now offering a 10-channel package of live TV networks, including CNN, CNBC and Fox News Channel, delivered over the Internet to business customers with cable-modem service in the New York City area.

The full suite of networks is: NY1 News, CNN, CNN Headline News, CNN International, CNBC, CNBC World, Bloomberg TV, Fox News, Fox Business News, and The Weather Channel. FBN launches on Oct. 15.

The cable company also has introduced a 100-channel IPTV service, aimed solely at Fortune 500-level corporations, whereas this service is available to small shops too.

Time Warner Cable Business Class of New York & New Jersey, the cable company's commercial arm in the region, said the BusinessLink.tv service delivers video via cable modem to customers' enterprise local-area networks over IP multicast connectivity.

The 10-channel IPTV delivery service requires a 4 Megabits-per-second core local-area network bandwidth capacity, the company said. It uses existing IP networks and transmits video to Macs or PCs.

Pricing varies depending on the number of computers involved and delivery methods, the company said.

To get BusinessLink.tv, a Time Warner Cable business-class customer must either connect to Time Warner Cable's high-speed data network or one of the company's fiber-based solutions for video transport. It's available throughout the entire local service area to buildings capable of accessing the hybrid fiber coaxial or Metro Ethernet network. Time Warner Cable has about 42,000 business customers in the region.

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