Time Warner Debuts iPad Streaming - Then Cuts Available Titles in Half

Posted Thu Mar 17, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Time Warner says the new app is running into problems with authentication and a surge in users.

Time Warner was much celebrated for the release of a new iPad app that allowed iPad owners to stream content directly to their device, but things have quickly turned around. The cable company has cut the available channels from 32 to 15.

The folks at Time Warner say that this is due to server authentication issues. A massive surge of users all trying to get to the same content at once can certainly take its toll on a network infrastructure. Analyst Richard Greenfield has his own idea.

"We believe several cable network groups are seriously considering filing lawsuits against Time Warner Cable," writes Greenfield, "and sending cease and desist letters to TWC to stop them from in-home live streaming to iPads without a new contract."


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