Time Warner Cable has signed up at least seven major media companies in a test that will put TV shows on the Web for paying subscribers, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal.
Following a similar effort by Comcast Corp. in July, Time Warner has signed at least seven major media companies to test putting TV shows on the Internet so that people may watch them for a fee, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal.
Written by Sam Schechner, the story says the trial is likely to include Syfy, TNT, AMC, BBC America, CBS, Discovery and Viacom.
Under the test, shows will be made available to a limited number of homes on the Web. Viewers will have to sign into Web sites and fill out a brief profile to prove they are Time Warner Cable subscribers.
WSJ Online subscribers may read the full story here.