Travel Channel Lights Up TV Everywhere App

Travel Channel has rolled out a stand-alone, TV Everywhere app for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices that provides authenticated subscribers with access to full episodes and a streaming video lineup that will be updated on a daily basis.

The app is available to pay TV subscribers that get service from participating providers. AT&T U-verse TV, Bright House Networks, Comcast, DirecTV, Cablevision Systems, and Time Warner Cable  are among those listed on a version of the app downloaded Thursday.

The Watch Travel Channel App, the first from the Scripps Networks stable, will initially be offered on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. Examples of Travel Channel shows available for streaming via the app include Rock My RV With Bret Michaels, Toy Hunter, Destination Showdown, Airport 24/7: Miami, and Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern.

The app also features grids under the “Destinations” and “Interests” headings that guide viewers through Travel Channel content and helps them conduct research locations and events as they put together excursion plans.  A personalized Watchlist helps viewers "subscribe” to any show, host, or destination of interest and receive automatic updates whenever new episodes become available on the app.

Watch Travel Channel also supports closed captioning and Apple Air Play.

“Travel Channel inspires viewers to explore and experience the world – and we’re excited that our fans can now take their favorite shows and hosts along with them anytime and anywhere,” said Travel Channel president Laureen Ong, in a statement. “The Watch Travel Channel App is really about convenience and perfectly complements our viewers’ busy and active lifestyle.”    

Other channels in the Scripps Network family includes HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, CookingChannel and Great American Country. All of those except for GAC will have branded apps launched against them, SNI officials have said, and those TV Everywhere offerings will be integrated into affiliates' authenticated services.