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Verizon and DirecTV's internet TV hopes perk up thanks to Dish, Disney

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  1. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Verizon and DirecTV's internet TV hopes perk up thanks to Dish, Disney

    Rumors that existing satellite and cable TV providers would launch full internet streaming services have circled for years, but the new agreement between Dish Network and Disney has suddenly stirred the pot. Between a deal that could actually put ESPN on an internet-only TV service, Verizon buying Intel's abandoned OnCue effort plus live TV streaming to Xbox One (pictured below) and Sony's plan for an IPTV package it seems like we'll actually see something arrive in 2014. Reuters reports Verizon and DirecTV are negotiating with content providers for similar access, as Verizon CEO Lowell C. McAdam told investors he would "love to partner with (content providers) to see how we can take FiOS contact mobilely across the country.

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    Exclusive: DirecTV in talks with Disney on deal for Internet rights

    (Reuters) - DirecTV is in talks with Walt Disney Co to license the rights to offer Disney's broadcast and cable channels as part of an Internet-based product, DirecTV said on Wednesday.

    The deal would mirror a first-of-its kind agreement that Disney and satellite rival Dish Network Corp announced earlier this week.

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  2. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    If Verizon Partners with Directv in anything, I'm gone!

    I flatout refuse to put any of my money into anything ran by Verizon.
     
  3. dishinitout

    dishinitout Mentor

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    Is saying they're both looking to do same thing competitively, not partnered.

    Just a little hated towards Verizon?

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  4. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Yep, Just a little!
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    don't blame you. they are the red devil in my eyes


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