Verizon wants to offer YouTube on-demand via FiOS?
Thaaat's right, folks: according to Reuters (via our blog cousins at Engadget), the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Verizon and YouTube are discussing an agreement where the recently-Googlified video site will provide content to Verizon via both it's VCAST mobile phone video service and to TVs via FiOS. The videos would be available on the FiOS service on an on-demand basis and likely for only a limited time.
I've got to say, as much as I like YouTube, I can't imagine seeing these blocky videos on a big screen. It seems to be one of those phenomenons that's very computer- and Internet-oriented, where you can just randomly see these videos when you read blogs or get the links in e-mails. I can't imagine going on my digital cable box and punching up videos when I can just watch them on my latptop in less steps. But kudos for YouTube and Google for milking more money out of their corporate America brethren. Let's hope they won't need to use the money for copyright infringement litigation.