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Time Warner Cable's app adds new live TV channels to watch on your iPad


Disputes with Fox, Viacom and Discovery caused Time Warner to pull 11 of the 32 original channels from its live TV streaming TWCable TV app yesterday, but as promised it has brought in some new ones to replace them. Among the 17 channels added are several networks from the ABC/Disney group including ABC Family, Disney, Disney XD and ESPNnews, plus NBC Universal selections like MSNBC, Syfy and USA as well as the curious addition of Fox News. We're still not convinced watching TV on our tablet is a more useful development than using it as a remote/couch companion but until those features arrive or the app gets sued out of existence, that's what this one does. Check the full list of new channels after the break or on the TWCable Untangled blog.

Update: There's no word from Time Warner, but Multichannel News reports five more new channels have been added this afternoon - Bloomberg TV, PBS Kids Sprout, Hallmark Movie Channel, Current TV and TruTV. Turner also stated TBS will join them once the app supports MLB blackout restrictions, which is also the reason why other ESPN stations aren't included yet.

Channels added today:

  • A&E
  • ABC Family
  • AMC
  • Bravo
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • CSPAN2
  • CSPAN3
  • Chiller
  • Disney
  • Disney XD
  • E
  • ESPNnews
  • Food
  • Fox News
  • G4
  • Gala
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • Hallmark
  • History
  • HSN
  • IFC
  • Jewelry
  • LMN
  • NY1Noticias*
  • NY1*
  • QVC
  • Sleuth
  • Soap
  • Style
  • Syfy
  • Golf
  • Travel
  • USA
  • We
  • YNN Austin*

(*Available based on user channel entitlements)

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