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Time Warner Cable Is Preparing For TWC TV IPTV Streaming On Roku Boxes

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    Time Warner Cable is preparing for TWC TV IPTV streaming on Roku boxes -- Engadget (click for full article)

    "Time Warner Cable's TWC TV streaming TV service has already arrived on iOS and Android 4.0, so what's next? According to information we've received, the next stop should be connected TV platforms, starting with the popular Roku media streaming boxes.


    We already got a glimpse of TWC TV on an HDTV during CES 2012 when it was being demonstrated at the Panasonic and Samsung booths, and were told at the time that it could launch on "multiple platforms" later this year.


    While company personnel are currently being briefed on compatibility with Roku the launch could still be some time off, as previous preparations for rollouts like streaming to PCs came months ahead. We contacted reps for the company about the plan and received a "no comment" in response, so there's nothing in the way of official word just yet. Either way, if all you want to do is ditch the bulky cable box for a diminutive hockey puck, it seems like 2012 could finally be the year. "
     
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    So now I wonder - will GTV ever see this? And why does Roku and other devices seemingly do a better job of securing content compared to GTV? The old saying goes: "Content Is King". A perfect example is MLB TV. Apple TV was able to cut a deal for a MLB TV app - but thus far Google nada.
     
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    The reason other boxes, like Roku, can snag these deals and Google TV can't is because Google TV is Google. Google is not only one of the 500 hundred pound gorillas of the internet world, but their strength comes from ads which directly affects tv oriented companies. Microsoft had the same problem when they planned on providing WebTV service to all the cable companies and had only brief access to Directv and Dish.
     

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