Frontier Communications has begun to promote a new service called FreedomTV, based on TiVo's Roamio OTA DVR, that is targeted to cord-cutters.
Starting at $20 a month, customers get broadband access, a TiVo DVR designed to record over-the-air broadcast TV, and the ability to stream SVOD services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, as well as a digital TV antenna. For their one-year commitment, subscribers also get a year of Amazon Prime.
For an additional $9.99 a month, Frontier also enables FreedomTV customers to extend their service to other rooms by using the TiVo Mini client. Those who want to watch their shows on mobile devices can use the TiVo Stream.
Frontier is offering two OTA antenna options: the Leaf Metro indoor HDTV antenna and the Sky 60 HDTV attic/outdoor antenna.
Frontier in February hinted at the service when it said it would launch a service based on the TiVo Roamio OTA, which allows users to record up to 500 hours of programming and four shows at once.
Frontier is among a handful of pay-TV companies that are simultaneously promoting broadband services by leveraging the cord-cutting enthusiasm. Cablevision (NYSE: CVC), for example, is packing SVOD services like Hulu and HBO Now, along with broadcast antennas, with its Optimum broadband products.
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