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- Dec 30, 2010
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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?