Microsoft to launch streaming TV subscription service

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Microsoft to launch streaming TV subscription service.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/11/zYEOjE.jpg[/newsimage]Microsoft appears to be preparing themselves to step into the streaming media ranks alongside Apple, Netflix, Hulu, and other competing providers who have joined their ranks over the past year.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-to-launch-streaming-tv-subscription-service-37153/](http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-to-launch-streaming-tv-subscription-service-37153/)


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#2

And so it begins… The internet as a means to distribute TV.

The downside is, internet is offered by the same companies that offer TV service. Streaming TV channels would directly conflict with one area of that business. A huge cash cow.

Here in Canada we’re seeing isp’s crackdown with low limits, throttling etc… One can only think they’re trying to make it more difficult for users to use online video.

One can only hope when the casual users adopts video from the internet, it’ll push the telco’s to be more competitive. It just depends how much they want cling on to their old tv business.


#3

[QUOTE=Zod;2560398]And so it begins… The internet as a means to distribute TV.

The downside is, internet is offered by the same companies that offer TV service. Streaming TV channels would directly conflict with one area of that business. A huge cash cow.

Here in Canada we’re seeing isp’s crackdown with low limits, throttling etc… One can only think they’re trying to make it more difficult for users to use online video.

One can only hope when the casual users adopts video from the internet, it’ll push the telco’s to be more competitive. It just depends how much they want cling on to their old tv business.[/QUOTE]

You must be a Shaw customer too.
Have tried streaming on a supposedly “Fast” internet service only to have the video stop repeatedly because of Throttling.
Also found many videos “not available in your region”


#4

If you consider Rob Enderle as just a marketing mouthpiece for hire then he’s smart. If you consider him an analyst then he’s an idiot.

Between content providers being greedy and stubborn (as Google has to deal with) and ISP bandwidth caps, I don’t think the existing cable/satellite/broadcast TV carries have much to worry about.