Verizon Flex View Roku

At a press briefing today, Verizon’s Senior Vice President of product development, Shadman Zafar demonstrated that their Flex View video-on-demand (VOD) service could be made available to FiOS customers and non-customers alike, which showed that Verizon is thinking of expanding its coverage to consumers other than its own FiOS subscribers.

Verizon gave a demonstration of Flex View VOD running on a Roku set top box and also discussed about opening the service to potential users who might not live it its service footprint, bringing the company head to head against other content delivery providers like iTunes, Amazon Video on Demand and Vudu. While they didn’t confirm anything, they did mention that they were considering such a move, though it’s still early, with timing for a rollout out and pricing still needs to be determined.

How many of you who don’t have FiOS would be interested in paying for Verizon’s Flex View VOD service?

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