Report: TV Everywhere comes to Charter

Charter Communications (OTC BB: CCMM) is rolling an eight- to 10-channel TV Everywhere trial to between 5,000 and 10,000 subscribers. Original participants in the trial, which will run throughout the rest of the year as the company determines whether it's a viable service, will be able to use passwords to access streaming video from participating networks using whatever ISP they like, according to a story in Multichannel News.

The channels, including TNT and TBC, Style, G4, E! and The Weather Channel will be available to consumers on any Internet-connected devices that can carry video. Of course, as is natural for a cable operator, it will be restricted to communities within the Charter footprint.

Charter becomes the latest MSO or telco to embrace the TV Everywhere concept. Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is basically taking the lead in the cable industry with Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC-WI) also on board. Both Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse have shown support for the idea as well.

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