Recently T-Mobile announced that they plan to disrupt traditional TV with their own live TV streaming service. To kick-start their effort T-Mobile purchased Layer3 TV. Ever since the announcement was made one of the most common questions we get is what do we know about the new T-Mobile service. So today I wanted to break down everything new we know.
Details of the new T-Mobile live TV streaming service are still thin. T-Mobile is likely still working on contracts for streaming rights and may not know exactly what their service will look like at this time; however, T-Mobile recently launched a website for their new live TV streaming service.
Here is what we learned about T-Mobile’s new live TV streaming service from their new website:
Why is T-Mobile offering a TV service?
We see a huge opportunity to disrupt and improve another important market that currently mistreats consumers, and Layer3 TV has an awesome team and great technology to help us do that.
Why Layer3 TV?
Layer3 TV is stacked with talent and great technology to create something truly new for people who love TV and improve the way we watch everything.
Will big content providers work with you?
Absolutely. Layer3 TV already has access and relationships with hundreds of channels, and we intend to leverage those relationships to build future offerings.
Will you bundle your new TV service with wireless?
We don’t believe in carrier bundles where you’re forced to pay more for things you don’t want. Instead, we always look for innovative ways to deliver great services to our customers.
Do I have to have T-Mobile wireless to get TV from T-Mobile?
No. Our vision is to launch a TV service that will work on any device with an Internet connection.
Will people in rural areas be able to use your TV service?
Our vision is that our new TV service will work on any internet connection, so yes—people can use it even if they don’t have T-Mobile coverage in their area, YET.
For now that is all we know about the new T-Mobile live TV streaming service. At this point T-Mobile is likely finalizing contracts, device support, and more. It is possible they don’t know exactly what the new service will look like.
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