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The company, sometimes called simply TWC, traces its roots back to the late 1960s with the founding of American Television and Communications. Today the company ranks at No. 2 on the list of America's largest cable TV providers and also offers Internet and phone service.
More than 15 million customers receive digital video, high-speed data and voice services from Time Warner Cable. Channels owned and operated by TWC include several local news and regional sports networks.
In February 2014, Comcast Corporation announced a friendly takeover deal to acquire Time Warner Cable. Deals involving large telecommunications providers require the approval of antitrust regulators, so the proposed acquisition faces scrutiny by the Federal Communications Commission and other government agencies.
This section offers a look at cable service from Time Warner Cable — channel lineups, packages, features and technology.
Although Time Warner Cable channel lineups vary by location and package selection, the list of available channels includes:
In 2014, the company introduced a theme-based lineup that allowed customers to view Time Warner Cable listings by subject matter. Categories include Entertainment, Life & Style, News & Info, Sports, Kids & Teens, Local and Inspirational. Viewers can also search Time Warner Cable listings using the TWC Channel finder tool.
Programming packages offered by TWC range from fewer than 70 channels to more than 200 channels. The selection includes:
All Time Warner Cable packages include the TWC TV®App. Time Warner Cable channels focusing on local news and sports are available in select areas.
Package selection and equipment may determine availability of some features. The selection includes the following:
TV, Internet and phone services are available individually or combined into a TV-Internet or TV-Internet-phone bundle. Time Warner Cable deals available with multi-service bundles may include free installation and telephone service activation.
How does the nation's #2 cable company measure up to the #1 satellite TV service? Consider some of the factors that separate DIRECTV from Time Warner Cable – channel lineups, sports and customer satisfaction.
TWC packages tend to offer fewer channels than comparable DIRECTV packages. Examples include:
DIRECTV PREMIER™ Package — 285+ channels
TWC Preferred TV w/ Whole House DVR Service — 200+ channels
DIRECTV ULTIMATE Package —225+ channels
TWC Preferred TV w/ DVR Service — 200+ channels
DIRECTV XTRA Package — 205+ channels
TWC Preferred TV — 200+ channels
DIRECTV CHOICE™ Package – 150+ channels
TWC Standard TV — 70+ channels
No other TV provider, including cable companies, gives you the power to enjoy every game, every Sunday, with NFL SUNDAY TICKET.1 You can't find this exclusive DIRECTV package anywhere else.
For the 16th year in a row, DIRECTV rated higher in customer satisfaction than cable.
Consumers have a wide range of choices for TV providers these days and they should take full advantage of the diverse marketplace. Research your options before choosing to make sure you get the best service and value.
Sources and Research:
Data collected 3/25/2015 from http://www.timewarnercable.com/
1 "Every Game. Every Sunday." applies to out-of-market games included in NFL SUNDAY TICKET and NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX. Local broadcasts subject to blackout rules. Actual number of games varies by market. Other conditions apply.
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