Time Warner Cable to allow customers to stream select channels anywhere through iOS apps

Time Warner Cable will soon allow users to stream live television while away from their home. Time Warner Cable currently lets customers stream programs from select channels while on their own home network, but that is set to change starting 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning as channels like BBC America and the Big Ten Network will be available while on the go, according to a comapny spokesperson.

Time Warner Cable will make as many as 11 live national news, sports and entertainment channels available outside the home starting at 10 a.m. New York time tomorrow, according to Maureen Huff, a company spokeswoman. They include the Big Ten Network, the Pac-12 Network, TV Guide Network and BBC America. In addition, customers will have access to some local channels, including NY1 for New Yorkers. The programming will be available for Apple’s iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Both Comcast and DirectTV already offer this capability to customers, and Time Warner Cable is following the trend of the industry towards offering customers content wherever they are, on whatever device they choose. The current channel line-up, even for users streaming through their home network, is small, though this update is a step in the right direction. Time Warner Cable plans to update its iOS apps at some point tomorrow morning.

Source: Bloomberg