“In the latest example of the slim device attracting the attention of the TV industry, Verizon Communications Inc. on Wednesday demonstrated an application that turns the iPad into another screen for its cable-TV service,” Svensson reports. “If the application sees the light of day next year as planned, subscribers of Verizon’s FiOS TV service could walk around the home with their iPads and watch live TV. They would be able to channel-surf right on the touch screen, with no need for a remote… Verizon’s service would be available only to subscribers.”
Svensson reports, “The big obstacle to taking TV signals further is that the owners of the TV channels have to be convinced that it’s a good idea. Verizon doesn’t want to launch the service with just a few channels. It would rather wait until next year if that means it can launch with a full suite of programming, Shawn Strickland, Verizon’s vice president of consumer strategy and planning, said. It doesn’t plan to charge extra for iPad viewing.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Gregory M.” for the heads up.]