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Verizon And RedBox Planning Major Partnership For Early 2012 Launch

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by oldschoolecw, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    Yesterday, it was reported that Verizon was planning a Netflix competitor and in talks with various content producers to provide the streams and downloads. TechCrunch has obtained additional information on this story that makes the concept a bit more realistic and should alleviate some of the concerns noted by critics and consumers yesterday.

    Our source says that Verizon is in fact planning a major partnership with RedBox, whose fast-growing business of $1 (now $1.20) DVD-rental kiosks has made it a major player in the content distribution game. They aim to debut a TV and movie streaming and download service this coming

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    This could be huge for Verizon, this is going to get very interesting​
     
  2. kiknwing

    kiknwing Godfather

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    If the pricing is right, I see this as a nice competitor for netflix.
     
  3. Tester

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    Netflix really has had very hard times lately. They are no longer the only game in town so to speak and they treading on thin ice. Take a look at their stock price for example and it is clear to see.
     
  4. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    Yeah, NetFlix needs to get exclusive streaming content very soon or they may be buried by all these other big players entering streaming. I wonder if Amazon still has thoughts of buying NetFlix outright?
     

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