YouTube To Go on V Cast

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Subscribers to Verizon wireless services will soon be able to carry YouTube with them thanks to a deal to bring the popular website together with V Cast.

In an attempt to compete with cable companies, the marketing department at Verizon is currently in negotiations to carry YouTube exclusively, for a limited time, on their premium V Cast service.

Verizon, along with other phone service providers, feel they must compete with the rapid expansion of services now being offered by cable companies.

“We’re seeing increased line loss related to cable competition,” Rick Lindner, chief financial officer of AT&T, said in an October 23rd interview.

Major cable companies realized that they would greatly benefit by marketing bundled service packages to their exsisting customers.

With that in mind they began to offer packages to thieir customer that include high speed telephone, internet, and cable.

They are exremely convenient for customers because of the fact that they are discounted and only one bill is due as opposed to three.

Results from the last two quarters show that by packaging services, more new customers are acquired.

With that in mind Verizon is planning to launch a cable service, which will feature YouTube as an OnDemand service alongside YouTube videos on V Cast.

They are also announced a simple fee-based system which would keep users contact lists from being destroyed.

If you have Verizon cellular service, don’t expect to start viewing movie clips from your phone today.

If Verizon customers want to watch YouTube on their phones, they will probably have to purchase a model with V Cast capabilities.

Avi Greengart of Current Analysis says that only about 25% of Verizon Wireless customers have V Cast-capable phones.

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Autmn Davis is a staff writer for WebProNews covering ebusiness and technology.

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