Verizon CEO says OnCue will launch by mid-2015

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Verizon will launch its OnCue internet-based TV service by the middle of next year, according to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, who used his remarks at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference Thursday to shed some light on what Verizon actually plans to do with the OnCue assets it acquired from Intel earlier this year.

were first reported by Deadline Hollywood

McAdam’s remarks may help to boost morale within the OnCue team, which was slated to launch an internet-based TV service in late 2013, only to see [company]Intel[/company] change course and sell the entire unit at the eleventh hour. Further doubts around OnCue arose when McAdam said in May that he didn’t plan to launch OnCue as a linear TV service “because of the overall content cost.” Insiders told me at the time that the OnCue team was taken aback by these remarks, and it didn’t exactly help that OnCue’s chief executive Erik Huggers left just a few days later.

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Brian

internet-based TV service is DOA because of data caps. Although, I guess Verizon can sell the service on its own FiOS network.

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