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


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#1 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:55 AM

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 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.
 

1 HR34-700, 1 C31-700, 1 HR24-500
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