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Verizon to launch live TV app for... iPad?

Verizon to launch live TV app for... iPad?
Stuart Dredge

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General / August 19th 2010 at 12:27PM

Also bringing cloud video-on-demand to smartphones.

Verizon has announced ambitious plans for a live TV app for iPad, which is due to launch in early 2011.

The app will tie into Verizon's FiOS home TV service, and will only be available to subscribers. There will also initially be a restriction that the app can only be used within their own homes.

Verizon CIO Shaygan Kheradpir introduced the service yesterday, and said the company expects to have all its content partners signed up by launch.

Those partners include CNN, whose parent company Time Warner has been working with Verizon on developing the service.

Alongside the new iPad app, Verizon also unveiled a new video-on-demand service that will deliver videos to up to five different PCs and mobile devices.

The app is due to launch by the end of this year, and will support selected Android, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry smartphones at launch, with iPhone and other devices following later.