Time Warner Cable to launch TWC TV app on Samsung connected TVs

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) said Tuesday that it plans to launch its TWC TV app on connected TVs from Samsung this summer.

In addition to distributing about 100 networks through the app, Time Warner Cable said it will offer subscribers about 5,000 video-on-demand titles. Subscribers won't need a cable set-top to access the app.

Time Warner Cable launched the TWC TV app earlier this year on Roku's over-the-top video set-tops. The MSO first announced plans to launch the app in 2011.

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) also said in 2011 that it planned to launch an app that would allow its Xfinity subscribers to access live TV and VOD programming on Samsung TVs without using a set-top. Comcast CTO Tony Werner said at a press conference at The Cable Show on Tuesday that the MSO is still working with Samsung on the app, but he didn't way when it will be available.

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