Time Warner Cable still working on streaming video to Samsung, Sony TVs

Original plans announced early in 2011
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Two years after Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) announced it would allow subscribers to watch cable programing on TVs from Samsung and Sony without using a cable set-top, the nation's second largest cable MSO said it is still working on streaming video to connected TVs.

In January 2011, Time Warner Cable announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that it would allow subscribers to watch live TV and DVR programming through connected TVs from Samsung. "Starting this year, we will be working with Samsung to give our customers the full navigation experience and access to all of the channels they watch right now on the Samsung Smart TV," Jeff Simmermon, Time Warner Cable's director of digital communications, wrote in a blog post at the time.

Last May, Time Warner Cable announced that subscribers could access HBO Go on Samsung TVs. But subscribers still can't access its complete digital cable lineup on connected TVs.

"We continue to work with Samsung and other CE device providers, but we have nothing definitive to announce with Samsung at this time," Time Warner Cable spokesman Justin Venech told FierceCable on Friday.

Sony also announced at CES in 2011 that Time Warner Cable subscribers would be able to access cable programming through its connected TVs. But that product, which was scheduled to debut in 2011, still hasn't launched.

Look for Samsung, Sony and other CE manufacturers to update plans to deliver cable programming to connected TVs next week at the 2013 CES, which kicks off on Tuesday.

For more:
- see these Time Warner Cable blog posts about Samsung and Sony from 2011

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