Verizon is exploring the opportunity to test and launch a streaming TV service of its own

Verizon is exploring the opportunity to test and launch a streaming TV service of its own

Variety reports that Verizon will take advantage of its ownership of Yahoo (not finalized as of yet) and AOL to test and launch a streaming TV service. By merging the two providers, Verizon will build a platform with a massive number of potential subscribers – Yahoo and AOL enjoy a combined total of 1.3 billion users – to kick-start streaming TV.

The product will be separate from the already available Go90 content delivery platform, but other details aren't available at this point. However, Verizon has the means to invest in lucrative content for its future streaming TV platform. The carrier paid the NFL as many as $21 million for the rights to show the live game between Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars across its roster of video streaming platforms, such as AOL, Yahoo, Fios TV, Go90 and Complex.com.

Additionally, Verizon is open to merger & acquisition talks with the likes of Disney, CBS, and Comcast. So one thing is for sure – there won't be a shortage of content once the streaming TV service goes live. And Verizon will need every good bit of television it can squeeze out of its sources to compete with vast platforms like AT&T's DirectTV, Google's YouTube TV, and Hulu.

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source: Variety via iPhoneHacks

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5 Comments

1. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

It would be cool if they were to allow everyone, even those with data limits, to stream unlimited video using Comcast's Stream app.

2. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1521; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Everyone wants in on the video streaming service game. Cable companies must be hurting.

3. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

"For a monthly service charge of $350, fees not included!"

4. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And, now that they don't have to worry about net neutrality, they can simply slow down all other streaming services so they buffer and have horrible quality to push their own. No coincidence they're doing this now.

5. bighandssmallpockets

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Riiiiiight...We don't need net neutrality....

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