TNT, TBS to Launch Live Streaming Service This Summer


TNT and TBS will be available to stream this summer on their websites and their apps for mobile devices, Time Warner announced Wednesday.

The cable channels feature programs such as “Men at Work,” “Cougar Town” and “Dallas.” However, streaming is only limited to cable and satellite subscribers and they have to verify that they subscribe to those channels.

Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, said during their upfront presentation in New York: “Starting this summer, subscribers will be able to watch TBS and TNT live — anytime, anywhere, on multiple devices.”

The TBS app is currently available for Apple and Android devices, while the TNT app is only available on Apple.

Time Warner’s entry into live streaming follows other media companies’ plans to reach mobile viewers. USA Today reported that ABC announced earlier this week that it would launch a live stream for viewers in New York and Philadelphia on its Apple mobile apps. Cable and satellite providers like Time Warner and DirecTV have already streamed select cable and television stations through their respective apps.

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