Online video startup ivi serves up $5 a month TV service

Unhappy with what you're paying your local cable operator for video, well, online video startup ivi's "online cable system" may be the service for you. You can download their video app and after a 30-day trial pay $4.99 a month for its service.

As told in our sister publication FierceIPTV, ivi's service will offer users a live Web feed of more than three dozen broadcast channels, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and Telemundo to Macs, Windows and Linux computers. Going forward, ivi plans to feed various mobile devices, including the iPad.

And while ivi does not have any contracts set with these broadcasters, the service provider says it does not need to establish such agreements because it's an online cable system. It claims that if it pays feeds to the U.S. Copyright Office, which gets passed onto the broadcasters, it can proceed with its disruptive service. Still, ivi's CEO and founder Todd Weaver, admits that the provider might have to deal with some legal issues.

For more:
- see FierceIPTV's article here

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