Time Warner Inc. & Verizon to launch online TV content


MUMBAI: Time Warner Inc. and Verizon have joined hands to make new television programming available online to Verizon’s FiOS TV customers.


As Time Warner expands its online TV content, the company is partnering with Verizon to bring FiOS TV subscribers the entertainment they want, wherever and whenever they want it.


Beginning in June, FiOS TV customers will automatically receive free, unlimited online access to popular content from Time Warner’s Turner networks – TNT and TBS – with plans to bring the same content to mobile devices in the near future. Verizon is working with a number of content providers to test and make available soon to FiOS customers a significant amount of additional online programming from a variety of content providers, including FOX News, CBS, MTV Networks, Hallmark Channel, Smithsonian Channel, the Tennis Channel and more. These channels will join other online video services already available to FiOS customers. These services include Time Warner’s HBO, which launched HBO Go to FiOS customers in February.


"Consumers want to access video any time, any place, and Verizon continues to expand our high-quality entertainment services, providing FiOS customers with access and control. We will continue to work with companies like Time Warner and other early adopters to remain a leader in delivering the best content over the best network," said Verizon chief marketing officer Mike Ritter.


Time Warner Inc. chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes added, "Verizon has been a great partner as we’ve explored new ways for their subscribers to access and interact with our popular networks. TNT and TBS will now be available online to FiOS subscribers at no added cost. In less than a year, we’ve been able to launch our vision of delivering TV Everywhere to nearly 20 million customers nationwide."


Once the new Turner content launches for FiOS subscribers, programs like The Closer, Southland, Leverage, Lopez Tonight and more will be available free of charge within 24 hours after an episode airs on live television. These programs will be available with HD video quality for the consumer. Turner expects to launch additional networks during the remainder of the year.