Michelle Clancy ©RapidTVNews | 12-08-2011

Time Warner Cable has inked a deal to offer FOX programming through its Primetime On Demand living room service.

The No 2 U.S. cable operator will offer episodes from a bevy of favourite shows, including American Dad, America's Most Wanted, Bob's Burger, Bones, Cleveland Show, Cops, Family Guy, Fringe, Glee, Hell's Kitchen, House, MasterChef, Raising Hope and The Simpsons.

There are a couple of caveats, however. TWC subscribers can't authenticate to FOX's TV Everywhere service to watch shows online, and episodes are not available the day after airing. Programmes are also fast-forward disabled.

FOX is still relying on its online video property Hulu.com (which it co-owns with several other media companies) to offer users current-week viewing of shows, as part of the $7.99 Hulu Plus subscription service. DISH Network subscribers are also able to access episodes online on-demand. The other pay-TV operators are still hammering out retrans agreements with News Corp for the opportunity to do so.