MVPD service FiOS, telecom giant Verizon’s answer to cable television, will soon begin offering live programming that can be viewed on Apple’s iPad, expanding its suite of mobile viewing options.
The iPad service will come after the kick-off of another mobile initiative that will allow subscribers to view on-demand programming via mobile devices.
According to Bloomberg, the mobile initiative will kick off during fourth quarter and will be followed by the live TV/iPad initiative.
Blackberry, Android and Windows Mobile devices are part of the mobile program, with talks to include iPhone under way. Customers will be able to access it at no extra charge on at least five devices, including television sets, computers and phones.
According to Bloomberg, providing access to live programming hinges on getting agreement from program distributors. It’s believed that permission for in-home access will precede making the live service available on a mobile basis.