TBS/TNT to stream shows for subscribers

Cable networks, with a few exceptions, have limited live streams of their shows on the Web.

But that’s changing rapidly. Earlier this week, ABC announced it will allow existing cable/satellite subscribers access to their shows on their portable devices.

Now, it’s Atlanta-based TBS/TNT’s turn.

The company said Wednesday it will start live-streaming shows this summer.

» MORE: Information about TNT's schedule

“Subscribers will be able to watch TBS and TNT live – anytime, anywhere, on multiple devices,” Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, told a New York advertising audience. “Tablets and smartphones become television sets, bringing new opportunities for us and for advertisers.”

TNT shows include “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Falling Skies,” “Major Crimes,” “Perception,” “Franklin & Bash” and newcomers “King & Maxwell,” “The Hero,” “72 Hours” and “Cold Justice.” On TBS, there will be returning comedy “Sullivan & Son” and the new series “Deon Cole’s Black Box,” and “Deal With It,” plus MLB baseball and Conan’s talk show.

The live streams will be available through the network websites or newly created iPhone/iPad apps. Viewers will be required to log in using cable/satellite account information.

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