Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam wants to steal customers away from cable TV with a mix of major broadcast and online content.
Dish is getting ready to launch its internet TV service, with a brand and a couple of existing apps that will be repurposed to target an audience of cord cutters.
Dish is moving fast on getting its new internet-based TV service up and running, and it is targeting cord cutters as customers for the new service.
Dish and Roku have partnered to launch a new streaming service focused on international programming. The service, dubbed DISHWorld, will offer foreign-language TV stations targeting Indian, Arabic and other expat communities. And you won’t have to subscribe to Dish to access it.
Intel is reportedly working on a major TV initiative, with the plan to sell subscriptions of TV channel bundles over the Internet. The move would be powered by Intel’s own hardware, and would pit the company against former allies such as Google TV.
Virtual MSOs might start appearing as soon as next year, according to BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield. But any streaming offering that emerges is unlikely to be priced less than $50, which means even if they do launch, the potential market is likely to be limited.