Verizon is the latest company to show interest in the increasingly competent online TV service. Verizon is preparing to launch a nationwide streaming TV service in the US, according to Bloomberg.
The report says that Verizon hopes to launch the service this summer. It would include dozens of channels and will likely be priced similarly to DirecTV Now ($35 to $70 per month) and Sling TV ($20 to $40 per month).
Verizon’s streaming service would be a full-on competitor to DirecTV and Sling, as well as upcoming services from YouTube and Hulu. Bloomberg indicates that Verizon’s service would be available even to people who don’t subscribe to Verizon’s internet or phone services — unlike what Comcast is said to be planning.
Bloomberg reported that the service will be separate from Go90 service which was launched in 2015 aiming at younger audiences.
Verizon declined to comment.