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Redbox Partners With Verizon To Launch Streaming Video Service | Fast Company

Redbox Partners With Verizon To Launch Streaming Video Service | Fast Company | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it

Coinstar subsidiary Redbox today announced a new partnership with Verizon for the launch of a streaming video service. The joint venture will launch in second half of 2012 and be a subscription-based and "affordable service that will allow all consumers across the U.S. to enjoy the new and popular entertainment they want, whenever they choose, using the media and devices they prefer," the companies said in a statement.  With the new service, Coinstar better positions its primary business for the digital age. Redbox's kiosks, generally located at grocery or retail stores such as Walmart, offer customers dollar-a-day DVD or video game rentals. With the addition of a streaming service and its new-fledged partnership with Verizon, Redbox now further complicates a crowded field of digital streaming juggernauts that include Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.

... Details of the partnership are still sparse. The companies only indicated they plan to introduce a "product portfolio" and will offer "subscription services." It's unclear what these services are; how or whether they will be bundled with Redbox's kiosk business or Verizon's VOD services; what content these services might provide; or how much it'll cost.

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Microsoft, Hulu Tap Paid Options

Microsoft, Hulu Tap Paid Options | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it

Microsoft and Hulu are bulking up their online-video offerings aimed at paying subscribers, as TV-content suppliers try to turn back the clock on free streaming... 

Authentication directly addresses one of TV-channel owners' biggest fears about jumping to new platforms: that online video could tempt viewers to cut off cable subscriptions, or avoid signing up for them in the first place. Media researcher SNL Kagan estimates that the percentage of U.S. households that use Web-video instead of paying for TV service will grow to nearly 4% by year end, up from 2% a year earlier. That could cut into the more than $30 billion a year that SNL Kagan says TV channels reap from consumers monthly cable bills.  But the concept also poses dangers. It risks stoking piracy among viewers who are used to free viewing. It also could tie traditional businesses to ever-growing cable bills that some executives concede are unsustainable in the long term, especially when facing a sluggish economy.  Until now, the "TV Everywhere" concept has been slow in gaining traction in large part because some TV-channel owners want to be paid extra in order to grant distributors the right to pipe their programming over the Internet.

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ESPN Debuts Apps For Live TV On Apple Devices

ESPN Debuts Apps For Live TV On Apple Devices | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
ESPN has extended its authenticated "TV Everywhere" service to Apple's iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices, giving subscribers of Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Verizon FiOS TV access to live feeds of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. The free WatchESPN App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch became available Wednesday on Apple's iTunes App Store. A version optimized for the iPad will be available in May.
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Junior 'tipouch' Sainvil's curator insight, February 16, 2014 12:06 PM

This will be a great addition to the ESPN family for our mobile's viewers.  

 

The Pro:  The viewers will have access everywhere through their devices using internet connection.  More subcribers will be sign up.  A good hub for advertise.  

 

The con:  More people will interact with mobile than televisions.  

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Report: 'Very serious' Verizon weighs buying Netflix

Rumors that Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is considerring buying Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) are heating up with the Bloomberg reporting that at least one investment banker thinks the streaming video company could be sold by Easter. "I am hearing rumblings from inside Verizon that they are very serious about either Netflix or something similar," said Porter Bibb, managing partner at Mediatech Capital. Bill said Netflix could go for as much as $4.6 billion; the once-high-flying company has a market cap of $4.17 billion. Verizon has acknowledged it wants to develop a streaming business, with Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam at a conference last week, saying it continues "to look at alternatives. "Verizon was one of the companies that looked at Hulu when it was on the market earlier this year. "The jury's out, but I do believe there's a place for over-the-top," said McAdam. "That model has yet to be determined and I hope we'll be a player in that."

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Tryphoon's comment, December 13, 2011 5:17 PM
So buying NFLX was a good move, right?
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It’s official: Verizon bringing live TV to the Xbox 360

It’s official: Verizon bringing live TV to the Xbox 360 | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it

We’ve known that this was coming, but today it has been consummated: Verizon is bringing a ‘FiOS TV-powered entertainment experience’ to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console. Previous rumors included a similar deal landing soon with Comcast, which we anticipate being announced shortly.  Verizon has prepared an application for the Xbox that will allow its FiOS TV and Internet customers who are also Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers to view its television offerings on Microsoft’s console. The application itself has been designed to function with the Kinect, and will allow for full use sans a controller.  Content that will be be available is described as follows: A ‘selection’ of ‘popular’ content in high definition. It is, however, described as ‘multichannel.’

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