Charter Communications is now offering subscribers an additional 500 hours of online and mobile programming from Turner Broadcasting System networks. The TV Everywhere content, which includes shows from TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, can be accessed via Charter's Web page and sites for each network within one day of the episodes' original airings. Network applications will be available for the iPhone and iPad, along with apps featuring live streams of CNN and HLN, with an Android version soon to be released.
Under an expanded multiyear deal, Comcast customers will be able to access a wide variety of TV shows and movies on Turner networks such as TNT, TBS, CNN, HLN, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim both online and through the provider's video-on-demand platform. The accord also calls for live streaming in coming months.
One week after Time Warner Cable hired Rentrak to measure its video-on-demand performance, corporate cousin Turner Broadcasting System has followed suit. With the new deal, Rentrak's On Demand Essentials will monitor VOD transactions for Turner networks such as TNT, TBS, CNN, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies.
Stacey Lynn Schulman is the new senior vice president of Turner Entertainment Ad Sales Research. Schulman, who comes from Interpublic Group, will be based in New York and involved with ad-sales efforts for Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Court TV, TBS, TNT and Turner Sports.
Turner Broadcasting System will use encoders from Scientific-Atlanta that will allow it to offer five networks in an IPTV-compatible format. The deal covers CNN, CNN Headline News, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network and Turner Classic Movies.