Netflix and Time Warner Cable have come to an agreement to provide better quality streams to Time Warner customers. The two came to an agreement in June and the actual interconnection groundwork was laid down this month.
The deal will see Netflix and Time Warner Cable connect directly to each other’s servers. Currently the company has similar deals with the other three big ISPs Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast. The company has been on bad terms with Verizon and Comcast and cautiously signed the AT&T deal late last month.
In Early June, Netflix issued an official notice on its service to Comcast users that the ISP was to blame for poor streams. After some legal flexing—or threatening—Netflix backed down from pointing fingers to their shared customer base. Vocal about the situation, Netflix has managed to get the FCC to look into things between them and the ISPs.
The current deal with Time Warner seems to be neutral one so far. It’s not exactly ideal for Netflix, but it hasn’t turned ugly yet. The climate of the business relationship will be seen should Netflix have to announce why streams are not as good as they should be.