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Time Warner Cable Cuts iPad Live TV Access 50% 225

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Junior Samples writes "According to the article: 'Time Warner Cable March 16 slashed the number of channels available for live streaming on the Apple iPad — less than 24 hours after launching the TV Everywhere app. The No. 2 cable operator reduced to 15 channels from the original 32 offered up as the first-ever live TV broadcasts available for streaming on a portable media device. The concept allows participating media providers to grant unlimited on-demand access across multiple devices to monthly subscribers at no additional charge.'"
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Time Warner Cable Cuts iPad Live TV Access 50%

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  • by macs4all (973270) on Wednesday March 16, 2011 @08:06PM (#35510532)
    Methinks that several of the "Channels" first heard about this when it was announced, and SOME of them bitched to TimeWarner that their current agreements didn't cover LIVE streaming of their content.

    Why mujst everybody monetize every single little thing? I understand these "networks" have a duty to their stockholders; but they are not getting the big picture. An iPad in the home of a person that is already a TW subscriber is absoutely the same as adding another TV in that same home. No more. No less.
  • Re:What? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by mirix (1649853) on Wednesday March 16, 2011 @08:08PM (#35510550)

    Close enough. Sometimes the pedants here give me a headache.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 16, 2011 @08:09PM (#35510562)

    Android outsells iOS big-time, but still gets the short end of the stick!

    No, it doesn't. There are more Android phones than iPhones, but the iPhone isn't the only device that runs iOS. In terms of units sold, there are far more devices that run iOS.

  • Re:What? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) on Wednesday March 16, 2011 @08:14PM (#35510596)

    32/15=.5?

    Impressive editing skills here, keep up the good work.

    I've noticed that most corrections like this basically say: "I'm sooOOoo smart that I cannot understand what you're saying." That's not something I'd draw attention to.

  • by E IS mC(Square) (721736) on Wednesday March 16, 2011 @08:50PM (#35510864) Journal

    >> What do they achieve by lying about an accomplishment that does not impact the experience of the product?

    Welcome to Apple era. Check out this "OH SHINY!!" rambling on twitter about this app, and you have the reason why such lies work - it's easy to convince apple userbase (i.e. sheeple (there, I said it) ) if you market it right (no matter how useful the product is, or how truthful the advertisement is)

    http://twitter.com/#search?q=time%20warner%20ipad%20COOL [twitter.com]

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