Verizon Promises Their Internet TV Service is Coming in 2015

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  1. dgstorm

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    A collective yawn will soon be heard across Droidforums. Verizon just promised that their Internet TV service will be available sometime in 2015. Still awake? Okay... here are the details...

    Apparently, Intel was working on their own broadband internet TV service for the last few years. They claimed it would revolutionize the TV industry. Of course, making exaggerated marketing promises and matching those up with reality are two different things. Intel ran into the same problems that Google, Sony, Microsoft and Apple have run into in this sector: it's really tough to get good licensing deals with the various content providers.

    Intel apparently found the process so daunting they basically gave up on the idea and sold it to Verizon for $500 Million. Big Red is running with their shiny new $500 Million dollar ball regardless of how many content deals they currently have. Of course, they are working to get even more contracts with big content providers, so they feel confident they can make a go of it next year.

    What do you think of the idea of Internet TV service from Verizon? Overage fees on your TV service anyone?

    Source: AndroidAuthority
     
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    Will this be tied in with their fios, which most Americans will never have access to, or dsl, that you have to switch to standard mode videos to keep the buffering under 2 minutes per pop or your 10GB per family plan?

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    It's a great concept, but providing data for the service is what I want to know about.
     
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    you'll get 2 gigs of useable high Def video a month for about $29.99 then anything after that will be Standard Definition... or charged extra for...

    but only for the top 5% of users... you know, anyone who watches more than 1 30 minute TV episode a week...
     
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