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Verizon CEO Says OnCue (Internet TV Service) Will Launch By Mid-2015

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    Verizon CEO says OnCue will launch by mid-2015 — Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    by Janko Roettgers - Sept. 11, 2014

    SUMMARY: Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam wants to steal customers away from cable TV with a mix of major broadcast and online content.

    -- Verizon will launch its OnCue internet-based TV service by the middle of next year, according to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, who used his remarks at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference Thursday to shed some light on what Verizon actually plans to do with the OnCue assets it acquired from Intel earlier this year.

    Verizon‘s OnCue will feature programming from the big four broadcasters, according to McAdam, whose remarks were first reported by Deadline Hollywood, but also what he called custom channels with programming from West Coast-based digital media studios. One example cited by McAdam was AwesomenessTV, the Los Angeles-based tween studio that launched as a YouTube network but is now also producing content for traditional TV, and was acquired by Dreamworks Animation a little over a year ago.

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    From the second article (the Verge):

    "At that time, consumers will be able to subscribe to a programming bundle that includes the big four networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC), and also "custom channels."

    From the first article:

    "Verizon‘s OnCue will feature programming from the big four broadcasters, according to McAdam."

    Nowhere does it state that it'll be live network programming, duplicating network cablecasts on the internet. And if it ever does, it won't be for a lower price.

    At the end of The Verge article it says that this could be a cord cutter's dream.

    These thieves wouldn't make the deals if it assisted cord cutting.
     

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