joining line-up of 3 US cable-TV services
April 25, 2014
FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the
programming line-up of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S.
agreements with Atlantic Broadband, RCN and Grande Communications gives
Netflix's subscription service a channel on the TiVo boxes that the three cable
services provide their customers.
deals represent a breakthrough for Netflix Inc. as it tries to make its
Internet video service more like premium cable-TV channels such as HBO and
subscribers typically have to buy a separate device, such as video game console
or a player from Roku or Apple Inc., to stream video on to their TVs.
and RCN are adding Netflix to their line-ups Monday. Netflix will join Grande
the three cable-TV services have about 820,000 subscribers.