Verizon Communications previously mentioned at the IPTV World Forum North America that it was beginning to test online video delivery via its FiOS TV service. The telco now is offering a few more details about its beta testing, which allows users to view online videos from YouTube, Blip.tv and other sites through the FiOS Interactive Media Guide. Rather than developing yet another set-top contraption to download and store the videos, Verizon is enabling beta testers to search for and select videos from the guide, according to Light Reading's Cable Digital News.
Verizon also indicated it plans to integrate the Starz Play download offering into its media guide. In addition, the telco suggested it would consider network DVR/remote storage DVR capability after the legal wrangling between Cablevision and Hollywood studios over the former's RS-DVR service comes to an end.
- see this report at Light Reading's Cable Digital News
Verizon initially talked about online video tests in July
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