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Verizon to take on Netflix with Web service

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by oldschoolecw, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    Verizon Communications Inc plans to launch a standalone service allowing customers to stream movies and television shows over the Web, in a fresh challenge to Netflix Inc and the traditional cable TV business, according to several people briefed on the plan.​

    The phone company is talking with prospective programming partners about the service, which would be introduced outside of markets where it currently offers its broadband and TV package, known as FiOS, these people said. That would make it available to some 85 million U.S. households.​

    The new service could be rolled out in 2012, according to one of the people.​

    More at link
    http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20111206/wr_nm/us_verizon_paytv
     
  2. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    More splintering of content ahead. :(

    It may take years for this to get sorted out......
     
  3. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    You know it, and we will be paying for it :(
     
  4. lparsons211367066133

    lparsons211367066133 New Member

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    Yeah, for all the blather about reducing costs by going to IP sourcing, the final bottom line will most likely be we won't save much if any. And if you can't reduce the cost a fairly significant amount, why put up with the frustration of IPTV?
     
  5. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    What I would love to see is if they start charging more, is for example the USA Network selling IPTV subscriptions for unlimited use of all past and present programming for lets say $3 a year TBS $2.25 a year others $1 a year and so on but nothing more then $8 a year
     

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