Verizon, YouTube in Talks
Nov 7, 2006, 9:55 AM by (staff)
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Verizon is close to a deal with YouTube to distribute web videos via the carrier's wireless and terrestrial TV networks. The proposed deal would involve the top 50-100 YouTube videos at any time. The videos would be available via Verizon Wireless' VCast video service for cell phones, and also through Verizon's FiOS TV service. The service would initially only allow viewing videos, although the plan calls for Verizon Wireless users to be able to shoot and upload video to YouTube by the end of the year.
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YouTube’s mobile strategy remains unclear, but the company has options. The company could do a carrier deal and work within the carrier deck or go straight to consumer. The company has a relationship with Cingular, though it’s strictly marketing for now, but carriers are way more squeamish about copyright issues than YouTube’s recent acquirer Google.
Awesome addition to the #1 wireless company in America!!!!
Now theres even more things i can show my Sprint buddies on my verizon phone when we're drunk. Verizons got the best features best phones and best of all their txt, pix, and flix messaging is the best compared
You Tube ALREADY has mobile upload services...
... and ANY carrier's phone can use it. Sucks if they strip it away to give Verizon exlusivity.
That should had read: "If they give Vzw exclusivity so THEY can strip it away"
Cingular already offer Youtube clips!
So,it's nothing new.
When good things go terribly wrong.
It's okay man, we understand you're upset.
Talk about targeting the youth!
Thats how Verizon wins customers.. kick ass!!