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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Verizon has Gone Vongo

And news today that Verizon will be offering a subscription Internet video service from Starz. The company plans to offer a video download service from Starz Entertainment that provides on-demand access to first-run movies, independent films and other original programming for a monthly subscription fee of $5.99.The Starz Play service offers a limited catalog of about 1,000 movies -- including "Spider-Man 3," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" and "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" - and 2,500 other types of video, such as anime, extreme sports and concerts. It also includes a live, streamed version of its premium Starz TV cable channel.

As a FiOS TV customer, my advice is to worry less about this kind of service and figure out how you can emulate the Cox Communications MyPrimetime service. Verizon's lineup of primetime programming via on-demand is pretty weak. The CBS lineup is pretty solid (all the CSI one can eat), but the NBC lineup is only two programs.


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