Advanced Television

Most cable customers give ‘TV Everywhere’ thumbs up

July 18, 2009

About 73 per cent of Comcast and Time Warner Cable subscribers surveyed said TV Everywhere services — which promise access to a wealth of video online for no extra charge — are an “excellent” or “good” idea, according to research firm Solutions Research Group.

However, SRG said, a significant number of respondents also expressed skepticism about the proposed Internet TV services, with video reliability the most frequently cited issue. Comcast this month expects to launch a 5,000-household test of a service it calls On Demand Online, and so far has lined up 23 networks to provide full-length TV show episodes and movies, including CBS, HBO, Starz, TNT and TBS.

SRG in late June and early July surveyed 500 Comcast and Time Warner Cable TV subscribers 18 or older who also have Internet access.



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