TCM Streams 300 Classic Films and Live Broadcasts to Most Pay TV Subscribers

TCM Streams 300 Classic Films and

Pouring old wine into new bottles, Turner Classic Movies is now letting classic-film buffs watch hundreds of venerable flicks on computers or mobile devices over any Internet connection.

The channel announced the launch of Watch TCM apps and website, which include live streaming of TCM’s East and West Coast feeds as well as 300-plus titles available on demand each month. The cabler said it will offer nearly every film on the TCM schedule on demand, including the introductions by TCM hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz.

TCM, which Turner Broadcasting launched in 1994, is distributed to 83 million households. But not all pay TV affiliates are participating in Watch TCM — DirecTV and Time Warner Cable are the two biggest sitting out today. Operators with deals to offer the Watch TCM “TV Everywhere” service include Comcast, Dish Network, Cox, Charter, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Cablevision and Suddenlink.

WatchTCM’s current lineup of on-demand titles includes “From Here to Eternity,” “High Plains Drifter,” “Hunt the Man Down,” “The Killers,” “My Brilliant Career,” “Panic at Hanging Rock,” “Red River,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Too Many Husbands.”

The apps are available for devices running Apple iOS 4.3 and later and Android 2.2 and later. TCM execs said the channel developed the website and apps with input directly from classic movie fans, providing supplemental content including background information, clips and photos for the pics.

“The Watch TCM app and website will fundamentally change the way TCM fans are able to enjoy their favorite movies,” Dennis Adamovich, senior VP of digital, affiliate, lifestyle and enterprise commerce for TCM, TBS and TNT, said in a statement.

To view TCM’s live streams and on-demand movies, users must log in with their TV provider user-name and password. Other features of the Watch TCM service include a personalized watch list; two months of TV listings; clips and trailers; movie and actor alerts notifying users when their favorite thesps or movies are available; and a fan feed of comments on each film.

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  1. Charlotte says:

    I have TCM on my IPad iPhone Fire Stick
    But not my Roku
    Have 3 Rokus.
    Why?????

  2. Bob Wold says:

    HBO streams on Roku if you have HBO service from your cable provider, why can’t Roku do the same with TCM

  3. Why no west coast Time Warner pickup for Turner Classic Movies, — especially since they are an owner of TCM???

  4. B says:

    I hope Time Warner Cable picks up this service soon, as I love TCM.

  5. Josie Krueger says:

    TCM what is going on Sundays you got all silent which yes I understand that’s fine for a while then you got shows that are in different languages then come Monday once again with that shows either in different languages are shows from the 70s and 80s I absolutely love TCM because they show movies from the 30s 40s 50s 60s etc. but this seems to be starting to change here it is Tuesday night and shows once again I am the 70s in the evening time I am really getting tired of this I just absolutely love the old black-and-white I want you to stick to them I’m not demanding okay well maybe I am a little demanding but please please go back to the old way of doing things. Please TCM let’s go back to black and white or even some colored is fine so long it’s from the 40s or 50s are you even 60s that 70s no no no thank you.

    Most sincere fan
    Josie Krueger

  6. JD says:

    it figures. This is one on demand channel I would watch but DirectV isn’t doing it.

  7. JoeR says:

    Y’lnow, there’s been a pseudo TCM HD channel for some tears now…and they have yet to show ONE SINGLE THING in HD. I guess they feel classic films are better served when seen in standard-def on a 2-inch screen.

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