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Time Warner Cable "open" to adding Netflix to set-tops

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Dec 2013 20:26

Time Warner Cable "open" to adding Netflix to set-tops Time Warner Cable's incoming CEO Rob Marcus has said the company is "certainly open" to offering popular streaming service Netflix via its cable set-top boxes.
Marcus confirmed that consumers find Netflix particularly attractive because it is available on nearly every Internet connected device, and that Time Warner Cable has also "been out there on the forefront of making our video available on an increasing number of IP-enabled devices."

"When TWC TV is on Roku, it's sitting right next to Netflix,"
Marcus concluded. TWC TV gives subscribers access to over 300 live TV channels and over 5000 hours of VOD offerings. It is available on iOS, Android, PC, Samsung Smart TVs and the aforementioned Roku set-tops. It is expected to be available through Apple TV soon.

On the other end, Netflix has been actively searching for cable operator deals, and recently made a distribution pact with Virgin Media in the UK. "I'm really hopeful we can do that with both Comcast and other people in the industry," said Hastings during the company's recent earning report.

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