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From Your Zen Zone to the Shopping Mall, TV Really Is Just About Everywhere

by Employee on ‎06-27-2013 07:28 PM

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The notion of watching video content on a wide array of devices at the park, on the train, at the mall or simply your backyard Zen zone is called “TV Everywhere” by many, but we prefer to simply call the concept “the Borderless Lifestyle

 

In recent days, more great news about “TV Everywhere” from Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Deportes as well as The Hallmark Channel has appeared.  While this type of news proves exciting for movie and TV show fans, it can be a bit overwhelming so we wanted to put it all in better perspective and explain what this means to FiOS customers.

 

FiOS customers now have TV Everywhere access to live Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy, and Sparks Games in both English and Spanish through Time Warner SportsNet, plus all the family friendly content and shows offered through The Hallmark Channel.  This great content will be available on televisions as well as iOS and Android enabled tablets and mobile devices, making the statement “TV Anywhere” all the more a reality.

 

We’ve been promoting the borderless lifestyle concept now for quite some time.  It’s the idea that you can take your FiOS content with you and enjoy it wherever you want…and you can enjoy it best when you’re content is riding atop Verizon’s powerful networks.

 

Whether having fun soaking up one of your most enjoyable movies though our Flex View platform, or watching your favorite TV networks via FiOS TV Online, you can be the envy of airport travelers, distant relatives and friends still with a cable service with less robust offerings, simply by accessing the My Verizon portal (and a broadband connection) and using your log-in credentials for authorization purposes.

 

We also recently took things a step further by introducing the FiOS TV App, offering 75 linear channels accessible on either your iPad or Android device in the home (or within reach of your FiOS router). 

 

It’s reassuring to see content providers such as Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Deportes and The Hallmark Channel embracing the borderless concept by engaging their marketing partners like Verizon FiOS.  This activity, and more on the way, speaks loudly and sends a message that content liberation inside of and outside of the home is here to stay and will only get bigger.

 

The evolution has started and since evolution is all about the cream rising to the top, you can be certain that as content borders drop further, FiOS will be in the thick of things to provide the best experience available, in borderless style.

Comments
by cburi on ‎06-28-2013 02:14 PM

Hi Bill,

 

I like the direction that FiOS is headed but had a few questions/observations.  

 

Is FiOS going to expand the number of channels available through the Live TV app?

Will there be access to On Demand programming through the app?

Will a subset of the Live TV channels be available outside of the FiOS network?

 

My mother-in-law lives in LA and is a Time Warner subscriber.  They have made improvements in all three areas since their app first launched.  The channels have been significantly expanded, you can access OnDemand programming through the app (even from the major networks) and some of the TV and On Demand channels work when you're away from home.  Win win win.

 

I would love to see FiOS take the lead in this area of mobile apps to access streaming content.  You could do that by addressing the three issues that I mention PLUS adding in the ability to access programs from our DVR via our iPad.

 

Also, any plans to add the TV streaming to smaller form factors such as the latest iPod Touch or iPhones?

by on ‎06-28-2013 09:12 PM

Cablevision's live app works for ALL subscribed channels.  It's actually a joy to use at my mother-in-laws.  Why is this so difficult for Verizon and so simple and easy for Cablevision customers.  If Verizon's internet access was not drasticly better than Cablevision I would have switched just for Cablevision's REAL “TV Everywhere” app.

by ‎06-29-2013 10:15 PM - edited ‎06-30-2013 12:05 AM

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by on ‎07-01-2013 11:09 PM
I am a bit nervous if verizon will ever get on this bandwagon. In the New York area abc tv has been streaming free until today when you need to sign in with an authorized provider and guess what? Verizon is not on this list. Am I surprised no. Am I upset yes. I have to wonder the commitment of FIOS. My local cable company cablevision offers it. You can even watch Disney with cablevision but not with fios. When does my contract expire? Time to consider switching.
by on ‎07-03-2013 04:58 PM

I had a guy come by the house TODAY wearing a Comcast Infinity shirt, and wanted to tell me how much money he could save me. I stopped him in his tracks when I said I am locked into FiOS, come back July 2015 and we will talk. I don't think so, from what I have seen they could save me money for six months, and then the price skyrockets.:smileylol:

 

No matter what I find I dislike about Verizon, I always find something I dislike more with the others. Comcast being the others. No competition here, except satillite. You would think we were in the back woods of West Va. Not Washington DC Metro. Though the back woods would not have FiOS, they would have cut copper, and 4G LTE.:smileywink:

 

Though I still have a Direct TV dish on my back fence that may wife still wants for spanish content because Verizon does not carry the same channels, and seems 95% Mexican, or every South American channel but Peru. I have been telling them I know MANY Peruvians in the DC Metro area that will not get FiOS TV because they don't cary the content.

 

Oh well I'm off the subject of Zen Zone.:smileylol:

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