So we know that Verizon has plans for a FiOS TV for the Xbox, but now it appears that there are rumors that are suggesting Verizon may decide to take on Netflix with a streaming video service of their own that will be targeting non-FiOS customers, which according to Reuters could be as many as up to 85 million households.
According to their sources, Verizon is currently in discussion with programmers and that this has been planned for the past two years. One of the reason these talks are taking so long is because Verizon has yet to settle on a price with programmers that would allow them to be willing to create programs for Verizon’s new video streaming service while taking the risk that it might damage their relationship with other cable companies.
The scope of Verizon’s rumored offering is also said to be limited, and would most probably focus on movie packages similar to that of Liberty Media’s Starz Play and Viacom’s Epix, and could also feature children’s programming from either Disney or Viacom. No word on when Verizon will be rolling out this new streaming service, assuming the rumors are to be believed.
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