A+E networks lunches dedicated TV Everywhere iPad apps with Comcast Xfinity
Michelle Clancy | 17-12-2012
A+E Networks has introduced the company's first dedicated iPad apps for TV viewing, for the A&E, History and Lifetime networks. Comcast Xfinity customers are the first to be able to authenticate into the apps to view exclusive clips as well as full episodes and movies, with more distributors expected to join in early 2013.
"With our new apps, A+E Networks will be on the forefront of supporting the industry's efforts toward TV Everywhere," said David Zagin, the president of distribution for A+E Networks. "We are looking forward to partnering with our distributors in the future to bring their customers more of our great programming."
The apps, which include "Continued Watching" and "Queue" features, will be available for the iPod Touch and iPhone next month. Android versions will follow at some point early next year.
Titles include A&E's Storage Wars and Duck Dynasty; History's Pawn Stars and Swamp People; and Lifetime's Dance Moms and Project Runway.
"By offering the A&E, History and Lifetime watch apps, we are giving fans of our networks an opportunity to consume our leading libraries of original quality content wherever and whenever they want it," said Dan Suratt, executive vice president of digital media and business development for A+E Networks.
Matt Strauss, senior vice president of digital and emerging platforms for Comcast Cable, added: "In partnering with A+E Networks, Comcast continues to build on its industry-leading TV Everywhere offerings, and yet again positions Xfinity TV customers at the forefront to access great programming on multiple devices. We're pleased to be the first provider to offer our customers A+E Networks' compelling content on its app, and also online at Xfinity.com/TV."