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Sometime this year Verizon and Coinstar (Redbox) will partner to offer customers additional options when they rent videos. Although details such as pricing were not provided, the partnership would allow customers to pay one fee to access movies on several platforms -- including physical and digital. The LLC (in which Verizon will own 65% and Redbox 35%), will leverage on Redbox's 35,000 kiosks and Verizon's online video-on-demand services.
Today Samsung officially announced that Verizon FiOS TV apps would soon be available for Samsung Smart TVs and Smart Blu-ray players. Through the app, releasing this year, FiOS TV subscribers will be able to access 26 live TV channels including HD channels.
It's been a long time coming but finally Verizon FiOS TV customers in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas will soon be able to get MSG HD. Verizon says both MSG and MSG+ are "ultimately expected" to be offered to customers in high-definition mid-December -- although no exact date was given.
The recent random rumors about live TV programming finally landing on Xbox Live have now been legitimately upgraded. Via a “person with knowledge of the situation,” Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft plans to offer online pay television service from Comcast and Verizon through the console, with many other content providers also potentially in the mix.