Ahead of a potential merger with Comcast, Time Warner Cable announced on Tuesday that Fanhattan’s Fan TV set-top boxes are now available to subscribers for $99. Fan TV is meant to serve as a replacement for current set-top boxes, and blends the pay TV and online streaming experiences in a more visually appealing and seamless way.
Fan TV debuted at AllThingsD’s D11 conference last year, but has since gone without the support of a major cable provider. The partnership with Time Warner Cable should help Fan TV secure more deals, both with cable service providers and streaming services. Still, Fan TV currently remains limited in its streaming content offerings. Fan TV users can, as of now, only access Crackle, Target Ticket, Rhapsody, and Redbox Instant. HBO GO and Netflix – streaming device stalwarts – are conspicuously missing. Read more