Time-Warner Cable

Hulu-Time Warner Cable talks break down

The owners of US video-on-demand site Hulu have reportedly called off deal negotiations with Time Warner Cable after failing to agree on a price.  According to a Reuters report, which cites unnamed sources, the two have now ended discussions over Time Warner Cable taking a 25% stake in the business. Though talks may resume, none are […]

Hulu parents scrap sale, inject US$750 million

Hulu’s US broadcaster owners have scrapped the sale of the streaming website for a second time and will instead recapitalise it, though reports say they remain in talks with Time Warner Cable over a 25% stake. The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox on Friday revealed they had decided against selling Hulu to the […]

Malone says cable companies should unite for Hulu bid

US MSOs should join forces to make a bid for Hulu, according to Liberty Media boss John Malone. The influential media executive was speaking to Reuters at the fringes of Allen & Co’s Sun Valley conference and said that all US MSOs would benefit from owning an online streaming and catch-up service. Hulu is currently […]

Race for Hulu narrows

Two outright bidders remain in the battle to take control of Hulu with a third offering to take a stake in the business, according to the latest US reports.  Satellite TV firm DirecTV, and a joint bid by telco AT&T and former News Corp president Peter Chernin are the final two in contention to buy […]

TiVo settles patent dispute with Cisco, Motorola, Time Warner

US DVR specialist TiVo has settled its pending patent litigation with Cisco, Time Warner Cable and Arris – now owned by Google and Motorola – for a total of US$490 million (€371 million). As part of the settlement, Google and Cisco will pay TiVo the upfront lump-sum payment of US$490 million, with TiVo agreeing to […]

Time Warner Cable eyes Hulu stake

US cable giant Time Warner Cable is reportedly considering taking an equity stake in video-on-demand site Hulu, according to several US reports. Bloomberg reported that discussions between the firms are at an early stage, and said another, unnamed, pay TV company was also mulling a bid for the VOD site. It claimed that a deal […]

TW Cable launches live mobile TV for Apple devices

US cable operator Time Warner Cable is adding live programming and video-on-demand outside the home to its apps for iPads and iPhones for the first time. The cable operator will offer selected video-on-demand and live programming from today, accessible over any WiFi connection. Over 1,100 hours of on-demand shows and movies from 26 networks and […]

Time Warner Cable launches Roku channel

Time Warner Cable has launched its TWC TV app on Roku boxes in the US, giving authenticated access some 300 live channels through the web-powered device and plans to add on-demand content to the offering later this year. TWC TV for Roku is available to Time Warner Cable video subscribers with a TWC authorised modem […]

Roku adds new content and device partners

US firm Roku, maker of highly popular streaming video devices of the same name, has signed content deals with new partners including Time Warner Cable and also agreed to license its streaming service to a number of value-focused TV manufacturers such as China’s HiSense. Under the agreement with Time Warner Cable, the latter’s subscribers will […]