|[January 07, 2013]
TWC TV Launching on Roku
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Time Warner (News - Alert) Cable (NYSE:TWC) and Roku® today announced the two companies
have entered into an agreement to bring TWC TVTM to Roku
streaming devices in the U.S. TWC TV is an authenticated service
available to subscribers of Time Warner Cable video service at no
additional cost and is expected to launch on Roku this quarter. At
launch, TWC TV will feature up to 300 live television channels.
"We're pleased that our customers will soon be able to access TWC TV via
Roku," said Mike Angus, senior vice president and general manager, video
at Time Warner Cable. "This agreement will allow our customers to enjoy
their Time Warner Cable service through their own Roku box connected to
their television set."
This will be the first time TWC TV is available for streaming on a
consumer device connected to a television.
"The availability of a service like TWC TV on an open platform
represents significant milestones for both Time Warner Cable and Roku as
well as for the industry overall," said Anthony Wood, founder and CEO,
Roku. "More importantly, with TWC TV, customers will have more choice in
entertainment than was ever possible before."
TWC TV will be available on all Roku 2 players, Roku HD (model 2500R)
and Roku LT players as well as the Roku Streaming Stick™. TWC TV is
available today on Apple's iOS devices (iPhone (News - Alert), iPad and iPod Touch), on
PCs and Macs via TWCTV.com, and on a number of Android tablets and
phones. Channels available on TWC TV are subject to availability in the
customer's area as well as their video pckage subscription. Time Warner
Cable serves customers in the following 29 states: Alabama, Arizona,
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas,
Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington,
West Virginia and Wisconsin. About
Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of
video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States,
connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information
and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and
voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services
to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite (News - Alert) subsidiary, managed and
outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time
Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers
national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions.
More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com,
About Roku, Inc.
Roku is a leading streaming platform for delivering video, music and
casual games to the TV. Roku launched the first player to stream Netflix
to the TV in 2008, and today streams more than 700 entertainment
channels to millions of devices. Roku streaming players and the Roku
Streaming Stick can be purchased from Roku and major retailers in the
U.S. Roku players are also available in Canada, the U.K. and Republic of
Ireland. Roku was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. The
company is headquartered in Saratoga, Calif. For more information, visit www.roku.com.
Roku and Roku Ready are registered trademarks and the Roku Streaming
Stick is a trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.
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