I love my iPad, and it’s a game-changer in terms of streaming video at my leisure. Due to the overnight success of the iPad, more media companies are now planning to customize their video services for the hardware device. Netflix and Hulu are conquering the iPad App charts, and other companies want a piece of that attention span. Cable channels and providers are joining the fray, looking at ways to keep subscribers in a world of more variety online. The Apple Blog provides a menu of choices for the video-consuming iPad owners of the world (both current and future):
Both HBO and Verizon FIOS discussed plans to bring streaming video apps to the iPad. The HBO Go program will provide on-demand access to HBO subscribers, while the Verizon plans are focused on streaming live TV over your FIOS connection to your home. The iPad is a great device for watching video, and these announcements also indicate the importance of the App Store in providing a simple method for content providers to reach customers on iOS devices.