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zippoboy7

join:2006-06-18
USA
reply to Skippy25

Re: Beta on a Samsung Smart TV

What you failed to realize is Verizon is not just an ISP, they have connections to the major TV networks through their FiOS TV product. It would not surprise me if they are not using those contacts to assist with this. What I am waiting to see is if Verizon will use this on there FiOS platform to replace there VoD service since it currently is next to impossible to find anything on it.


cableties
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join:2005-01-27
Actually, Skippy25 makes a point: Verizon isn't a content creator. More like a distributor.
It's the studios that call the shots.
Netflix having its own productions is the beginning just like HBO was...

Not all studios allow their content on competition without licensing and royalties....
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Kearnstd
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join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
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and the studios fear streaming and new technologies in general. Streaming has a lower value point than media sales and cable channel licensing. Streaming also gives the consumer something that strikes absolute fear into content owners... More control over when where and on what device the media is consumed on.
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