Time Warner giveth, and it taketh away.
Just after pulling a dozen stations from its iPad App, Time Warner Cable has decided to put some back.
On Thursday Time Warner announced it was pulling several channels owned by Fox Cable, Viacom and Discovery Networks. Among the channels removed were MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.
Today the company announced it is adding 16 national channels and three local stations. The additions include the History Channel, CNN and CNBC. But it also has some more obscure offerings such as the Golf Channel, G4 and LMN.
The comments on Time Warner's company blog are a mixed bag. One who uses the handle Ma wrote, So now, these channels that are playing ball have a new viewer, (me), and the caveman channels that don't understand new tech have lost a viewer- me.
Tom King wasn't so pleased. The app is now a glut of crap channels, most of which are infomercials whenever I go to look at them. MUST MISS programming like QVC, HSN, the Hallmark Channel, and the Jewelery (sic) channel (SERIOUSLY?).
Another, Tom King, lamented that BBC America wasn't included, while Vincent was incredulous that the CSPAN channels were in the lineup. Who watches that anyway? he wrote.