On March 15, 2011, Time Warner Cable introduced a new innovation, the free TWCable TV app. Over 300,000 users have downloaded the app, turning their revolutionary Apple iPads into a TV screen and watching selected live cable TV channels in your home using a Wi-Fi connection with no new wires, no new TVs, and no new set-top boxes.
“We believe we have every right to deliver programming to the iPad app. Unfortunately, some TV networks disagree, and we decided to not carry their channels on the iPad lineup as of March 31. Instead, for the time being, we have decided to focus our iPad efforts on other enlightened programmers who understand the benefit and importance of allowing our subscribers – and their viewers – to watch their programming on any screen in their homes.” – Time Warner Cable
TWC has added 20 new channels to the lineup on their iPad app as of April 1:
• ABC Family
• Disney Channel
• Disney XD
• CNBC World
• Food Network
• Jewelry TV
• Travel Channel
• Lifetime Movie Network
• Golf Channel
• NY1 Manhattan
• YNN Austin
• Hallmark Channel
• NY1 Noticias
Customers will receive all of the available networks that are included in the cable package to which they subscribe.
“Your enthusiasm, and the enthusiasm of the programming partners who have embraced the app – rather than those who are solely focused on finding additional ways to reach into wallets of their own viewers – has convinced us more than ever that we are on the right path. We will continue to fight to ensure that you have access to the content you pay for, no matter which screen in your home you choose to view it on.” – Time Warner Cable
Visit www.twcableuntangled.com for additional information and updates.
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