Time Warner Cable will test internet-only TV in NYC next week

photo: Time Warner Cable, Engadget

Similar to Sky’s Now TV in the UK it will support a number of hardware platform but the plan is to focus on streaming TV through Roku’s set-top boxes, and any participants will get a Roku 3 for free. On top of their internet service, customers can pick up a “Starter” TV package for an extra $10 per month. Another option that adds Showtime and Starz will be available for $20 per month, and for those who want all the usual channels but without a cable box, a Standard option with Showtime and Starz costs $50 per month. Judging by the usual cable packages, Starter customers should have about 20 channels, while the Standard package has more than 70. – Richard Lawler, Engadget