Verizon Says Their IPTV will be a Bargain
The New York Times > Business > Increasingly, the Bells See Their Future on a Screen: The New York Times (I hate linking to them) is out with a fairly exhaustive article on the upcoming IPTV boom and writes, “in the coming months, the Bell telephone companies, including SBC and Verizon, will start selling television programming in their most recent effort to crack a market in which they have had almost no presence.”
Although this is not new news, it was interesting in the article where Terry Denson, the vice president of programming and marketing at Verizon’s television group said that “for those who are seeking a bargain, we’ll be a bargain, make no doubt about it.” It might be kind of nice to see a good old-fashioned price war between the Bells, cable and satellite. It might get bloody for the companies but could be great for me, the little guy sitting at home watching tv who is tired of paying over $100 a month.
“By 2009, some 7 million subscribers are expected to get television programming from a phone company, according to forecasts from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Over the same period, cable subscribers are expected to fall to 64 million, from 70 million, while satellite companies can expect 32 million subscribers, an increase from 23 million now.”