Thursday, March 31, 2011

Time Warner Cable fires a shot across the bow

Frankly, I didn't see this coming: Time Warner Cable really does want to fight for its right to stream programming to its customers through its iPad app. Tonight they have posted a statement online similar to the statement they issued the press, but with a kicker.

It, too, states that they feel it is their right to carry and stream programming in their app:

We believe we have every right to carry programming on the iPad app. But, for the time being, we have decided to focus our iPad efforts on other enlightened programmers who understand the benefit and importance of allowing our subscribers – and their viewers – to watch their programming on any screen in their homes.
Then it ends like this:
In the meantime, we will pursue all of our legal rights against the programmers who don’t share our vision. Your enthusiasm, and the enthusiasm of the programming partners who have embraced the app – rather than those who are solely focused on finding additional ways to reach into wallets of their own viewers – has convinced us more than ever that we are on the right path. We will continue to fight to ensure that you have access to the content you pay for, no matter which screen in your home you choose to view it on.
Interesting, no?