I found this on Fierce Cable: http://www.fiercecable.com/story/marcus-twc-tv-launch-sixth-platform/2013-12-09
Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) will soon announce the launch of its TWC TV application on a sixth IP video platform, COO Rob Marcus said Monday at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York.
While Marcus wouldn't name the new devices that will support TWC TV, which lets subscribers stream programming on mobile devices, Roku set-tops and other IP-connected devices, one potential candidate is Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) new Chromecast device. Google began supporting the HBO Go app on Chromecast in November. Outgoing TWC CEO Glenn Britt said in June that Time Warner Cable was also talking to Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), which already lets cable subscribers access HBO Go and WatchESPN on its Apple TV set-tops.
TWC also offers access to its subscription video programming through Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Xbox 360, Apple's iPhone and iPad, connected TVs from Samsung and Google Android devices.
TWC stock has surged in recent weeks on speculation that it is an acquisition target for other cable MSOs, including Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR), Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and Cox Communications. Marcus kicked off his UBS presentation by noting that TWC would only strike a deal to sell its business, or acquire another cable company, if it were able to strike a deal that "is 100 percent in the best interest of shareholders."Time Warner Cable has been testing a six-tuner super DVR from Arris (Nasdaq: ARRS) and had said previously that it would begin deploying the new set-tops by the end of 2013. It appears that the nation's second largest MSO may not hit that initial deployment target date. "We're hoping to get that in front of a meaningful number of customers over the next year," Marcus said.
The six-tuner DVRs, which contain 1 terabyte of storage space, will run a next-generation program guide. TWC will also deploy "satellite boxes," or thin-client set-tops that subscribers will be able to install in multiple rooms, which will be linked to the super DVRs, Marcus said.
Marcus said TWC also plans to replace DOCSIS 2.0 modems in several markets with advanced wireless gateways based on the DOCSIS 3.0 standard. That effort, known internally as TWC Max, will allow it to offer faster broadband speeds, Marcus said.
"Over time, more and more markets become Max markets. We're going to have a real name for that. The marketing team is working on that. I've been calling it TWC Max - I like the sound of it," Marcus added.
TWC will also increase the amount of video-on-demand content that it will offer subscribers in 2014 to 75,000 hours, Marcus said.