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TWC Launches User-Generated VOD Service


Multichannel News reports that Time Warner Cable announced the launch of PhotoShowTV free-of-charge to its U.S. digital-cable and Road Runner high-speed-data subscribers.

PhotoShowTV allows users to create and publicly share PhotoShows, made from personal photos and video clips, directly on cable TV. Time Warner subscribers can also post PhotoShows on the operator’s video-on-demand service for public viewing. PhotoShowTV was developed by Simple Star. The software, which has been available on Road Runner since April, also allows customers to share their PhotoShows on other Web sites and via email.

“By converging our digital-cable and high-speed-online service, this new feature brings sharing the family photo album to a whole new level and gives users the opportunity to put their favorite photos and video clips on TV,” Time Warner senior vice president of on-demand product management Bob Benya said in a prepared statement.

The service is currently available on Time Warner Cable's Hawaii system, which has traditionally served as a test bed for the operator's advanced services.

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