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Google offers three premium content packages for Fiber TV

Google has revealed the complete lineup of premium content available on its new IPTV service ‘Fiber TV’, delivered over the fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network it just launched in Kansas City.

There are three new add-on packages on offer, the first of which is a US$ 10 per month Starz package, which includes: Starz, Starz Cinema, Starz Comedy, Starz Edge, Starz in Black, Starz Kids and Family, Encore, Encore Action, Encore Español, Encore Family, Encore Love, Encore Drama, Encore Suspense, Encore Westerns, IndiePlex, MoviePlex and RetroPlex.

Then there is the Showtime package, also costing US$ 10 per month and offering: Showtime, Sho2, Sho Beyond, Showtime Extreme, Showtime Family Zone, Sho Next, Showtime Showcase, Sho Women, Flix, The Movie Channel and The Movie Channel Xtra.

Finally, there is a hispanic package for US$ 5 per month, which includes: Univision tlnovelas, FOROTv, Telehit, Bandamax, Ritomoson Latino, De Película and De Película Clásico.

The new TV service is available as part of a double-play package of broadband plus TV, costing US$ 120 per month and offering downstream Internet speeds of an incredible 1 Gbps, plus around 185 linear channels included as standard, along with a new Nexus 7 tablet to control the service, and a DVR with 2TB of storage.

Google launched its Fiber TV service at the same time as its new broadband services, and both have already attracted great interest and speculation that they may pave the way for further launches elsewhere in the US at a later date.

Meanwhile, US firm Rovi has revealed that it has signed a multi-year patent agreement with Google which will see its interactive programme guide used in the latter’s Fiber TV service, including on set-top boxes, mobile devices, and on the Web – a clear indication that the search giant plans to offer TV Everywhere services at a later date.

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