Time Warner Sees Ally in Web
The chief executive of Time Warner Inc. (TWX) said he is turning to Google Inc. (GOOG) as an ally in his push to bring cable shows to users across various devices and that the Web giant’s new service for accessing and searching Internet programming on TVs isn’t the threat many television distributors fear.
Jeffrey Bewkes, who oversees a company that includes the TNT, TBS and HBO cable networks, also predicted a “massive amount of competition” for Netflix Inc. (NFLX) and Hulu LLC as more content owners make their TV shows available through operators on demand and online and as cable and satellite companies improve their experiences.
“When all of the content on the big screen works like the content on the little screen what will happen? The programming will trump the interface,” he said.