Fan TV and Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) today announced the much-anticipated release of Fan TV, a revolutionary new way to watch live TV and streaming content with a frictionless discovery experience and a breakthrough touch remote. This innovative partnership between a San Francisco start-up and the nation’s second largest cable company will make Fan TV available to Time Warner Cable video subscribers, shipping in Q2 of 2014. This announcement comes less than a year after Fan TV was first revealed on-stage at the All Things D: D11 conference.
Fan TV, in conjunction with its pay TV partners, is pioneering a different approach to bring the best live television experience to consumers. The Fan TV experience presents subscribers’ TWC TV content together with on-demand streaming services – so all choices can be seen in one screen.
“Today, discovery is backwards; you’re narrowing your options by first picking a device, then an app, then shuffling through a limited content library,” said Gilles BianRosa, CEO of Fan TV. “Fan TV brings together live TV, video-on-demand and streaming services in one simplified discovery experience where the entertainment is always front-and-center."
“The Fan TV experience is a leap forward for the cable industry,” said Mike Angus, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video for Time Warner Cable. “Fan TV is the perfect marriage of the compelling content we at Time Warner Cable bring to customers with the complementary services available to consumers, delivering both in a rich experience for seamless entertainment. The service leans into the multiple ways that consumers are increasingly watching their entertainment across live TV, VOD and streaming, and pulls them together in an intuitive product.”
The first wave of streaming services available on Fan TV will include Redbox Instant by Verizon, Crackle and Target Ticket, as well as the Rhapsody streaming music service. More streaming services will be added over time.
Fan TV is available for pre-order today for $99 at www.fan.tv, and will ship in Q2 of 2014. Current Time Warner Cable customers can easily upgrade to Fan TV with no additional subscription contracts or fees beyond the one-time Fan TV purchase.
Time Warner Cable serves customers in the following 29 states: Alabama, Arizona, California,Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more details and to pre-order Fan TV please visit: www.fan.tv.
About Fan TV
Fan TV is the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love. Fan TV combines live TV, video-on-demand and streaming services in a seamless discovery experience through one device with a touch remote. Fan TV is also available for free on the web and through its award-winning iOS app, giving customers an easy way to discover more than one million movies and shows. Fan TV also delivers a universal WatchList that brings together dozens of streaming services, as well as critics' reviews, friends’ recommendations and a daily magazine. Fan TV is backed by the investors behind TiVo, Netflix and Sonos. For more information please visit www.fan.tv.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is
available at www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.