Turner USA Proposes OTT Streaming Service Idea

Turner USA Proposes OTT Streaming Service Idea

Turner USA Proposes OTT Streaming Service Idea

According to remarks by Turner’s CEO, John Martin (the chief executive of the company that owns Cartoon Network and its sister channels), Turner is proposing the idea of offering its very own OTT (Over-The-Top) internet TV service. Turner’s channels are already distributed on Dish Network’s Sling Internet TV service and sister company HBO (also owned by Time Warner) already operates their HBO Go online TV service. It is not known if the idea will go into fruition, but if not, they will consider working with other internet TV providers to distribute their content.

According to Turner’s president, David Levy, the purpose of an internet TV service is to target young people who never had their own cable television service, he stated: “The goal of whatever the company does would be to capture cord-nevers, young adults who have never had cable”.


Cartoon Network USA & Adult Swim To Be Added to Dish Network’s New Sling Internet TV Service

Sling Television

Dish Network is currently in the process of setting up an internet TV streaming service as a cheaper alternative for those who only want a selection of the best channels, including Cartoon Network USA and Adult Swim. The new internet TV service is called Sling, a launch date hasn’t been announced yet, but a date will be announced in the coming weeks. The new internet streaming service will be accessible on an array of devices including game consoles, Roku media streamers, PCs, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, and iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The new service is named after the Slingbox, a internet streaming device used to watch your cable or satellite TV at home from anywhere around the world.

Other Turner Broadcasting System channels available on the service will include TNT, CNN and TBS, other companies that have signed up include Disney and Scripps Networks.