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Verizon is beta testing web video on its set-top boxes, according to a post this week by Dave Zatz. Initial partners include YouTube, Veoh, Blip.tv and Break.com. According to Zatz, rather than pulling content from YouTube’s H.264 servers the way TiVo and Panasonic do, Verizon is […]

Verizon is beta testing web video on its set-top boxes, according to a post this week by Dave Zatz. Initial partners include YouTube, Veoh, Blip.tv and Break.com.

According to Zatz, rather than pulling content from YouTube’s H.264 servers the way TiVo and Panasonic do, Verizon is using its Media Manager PC software. Video sites will be indexed regularly and when a user calls up a video on their DVR, Verizon’s content will transcode and stream content on the fly. Read Zatz’s full article for a complete rundown.

With so many services offering up web video, it’s increasingly difficult to call it — well, “web” video. The oldteevee is fast becoming the main newteevee.

  1. Excellent point on web video just becoming video as everything migrates back to the set. Actually, you can’t even say all of this “video originated on the web” – a good deal was originally broadcast content and is repurposed as clips, syndicated, or plain old swiped.

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  2. [...] in May, and the franchise was confirmed by the New York Public Service Commission on July 16. The company today announced that it was getting into offering web video on its set-top [...]

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