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Verizon and Redbox to launch streaming video service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Feb 2012 16:10 User comments (2)

Verizon and Redbox to launch streaming video service Verizon and Redbox parent company Coinstar have announced today that their oft-rumored streaming video, physical media disc joint venture is coming this year.
The service is unnamed, for now, and will not be limited to Verizon subscribers. The service will be national at launch, which is expected to be in the Q3 2012.

Verizon will supply digital streaming and digital video downloads on demand, while Redbox will continue to distribute physical discs through its thousands of kiosks.

The press release says "the download service will be multi-platform, offering video for PCs, phones, tablets, smart TVs, consoles - the whole gamut of video-capable devices to which Verizon already delivers some video services through FiOS."

There is no word on content partners for launch, most of which will be revealed later in the year.

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2 user comments

17.2.2012 10:44

My 1st inclination would be 'why'? Is Verison's original Vcast all that popular to begin with that they feel it necessary to add a movie channel?

With all the screaming & hollering about data charges across the board in the cellular market on the rise & then the ass-biting about content usage from the studios... NOW everybody has a blue chub for streaming... what the hell is going on out there?

There's a huge disturbance in the force... no, wait... could be I'm still trying to pass that cheese dip from the Super Bowl...


213.2.2012 12:27

Bandwidth, data charges, limits..........streaming everything everywhere all the time..........confused. $$$$$$$

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