Netflix, Time Warner go head-to-head over Open Connect

01/21/2013 | Fox Business

Netflix's attempt to transition its video-streaming service to its own content-delivery system is making the company few friends among U.S. Internet providers. The conflict came to a head recently when Time Warner Cable took issue with Netflix's decision to offer its "Super HD" service only to providers willing to pay for access to the Open Connect platform. The cable firm -- which says it's perfectly capable of delivering the service over its own network -- said the move is a power play by Netflix that offers "unprecedented preferential treatment" for Internet providers that cooperate.

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