ST. LOUIS, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced that customers' choices have further expanded via online and mobile apps with the addition of hit TV shows from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. on www.charter.net/tv and on the Turner websites. The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, CONAN, and live streaming news from CNN are now available anytime, anywhere.
Charter has added more than 500 hours of online and mobile entertainment with the addition of Turner networks, including TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. A variety of programs from those networks will be available to Charter customers on charter.net/tv as well as each network's respective website within 24 hours after an episode airs. Popular content now available to Charter customers includes TNT's The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Leverage and Southland; TBS's CONAN and acquired hit The Big Bang Theory; Adult Swim's Robot Chicken and Aqua Teen Hunger Force; Cartoon Network's Ben 10: Ultimate Alien and Generator Rex; and truTV's Hardcore Pawn, Operation Repo, Lizard Lick Towing and acquired hit Wipeout.
All Charter customers receiving Turner networks as part of their Charter TV service have access to the online and mobile content at no additional cost. iPhone® and iPad® mobile apps for each channel are also available, including live streaming of CNN and HLN's 24-hour television networks. Android™ apps are planned for launch early this year.
Rich DiGeronimo, Charter's Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy said, "Charter has taken an industry-first approach with the launch of an online search and discovery engine, which organizes web content into a single directory on charter.net for enhanced customer convenience. We are providing a growing amount of streaming content to bring an array of news, sports and entertainment options to customers on multiple devices through our powerful Internet service. We're pleased that our customers will now enjoy additional mobile and web viewing options for the Turner network shows they love. Our mission is to provide the best entertainment experience, delivered by the fastest Internet service provider, and we will continue to grow our online searchable content to delight our customers."
Charter customers can watch thousands of TV shows, movies and video clips on their computer, tablet and phone as well as access additional features that enhance their entertainment experience. For example, setting parental controls for the site or personalizing weather, sports, traffic and stock preferences for charter.net. On November 1, 2011, Charter announced the launch of its online search and discovery feature, which organizes online content from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu into a single online directory on Charter.net.
To access online content, Charter Internet customers must use their charter.net email address, password and zip code for log in the first time. Charter TV customers can log in with their My Account credentials. Log In help is located on the Charter.net Log In screen to aid first-time customers or those who may not recall their log in information.
Turner online content can be accessed through the charter.net site, or through the individual network pages using the following links on the charter.net Portal:
For more information or to search for favorite programs across all networks using our newly enhanced online search feature go to www.charter.net/tv.
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Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
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