(Wall Street Journal) – Time Warner Inc. is increasing the number of TV channels and programs it pipes over the Internet to people who have conventional pay-TV subscriptions, as the television business faces growing competition from Web-video services. Starting Monday, the New York media giant plans to make live simulcasts of its CNN and HLN cable-news channels available on the Web to people who subscribe to participating TV distributors, including Comcast Corp., Dish Network Corp., and Verizon Communications Inc. Subscribers can sign in to watch on CNN’s website or on Apple Inc. devices like the iPad. The simulcasts—which will mirror everything shown on TV, including ads—will be made available on other mobile devices in coming months, CNN said. The plan is Time Warner’s latest effort to expand online access to its programming for cable- and satellite-TV subscribers. Earlier this year, its premium channel HBO added more than 1,400 hours of programming to its HBO Go service, which also is available only to subscribers of participating distributors, such as DirecTV Inc.
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