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Verizon's new mobile video service is called Go90

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Jul 2015 20:35 User comments (3)

Verizon's new mobile video service is called Go90 Verizon will launch their new mobile video service this summer, dubbing the service 'Go90.'
Go90 will give subscribers access to full TV episodes from select partners as well as short content like music videos.

At launch, the service is expected to be free, although it is unclear if you must be a Verizon subscriber to access Go90.

Verizon accidentally revealed details about the service on a launch website before pulling the pages, promising that Go90 would deliver "live music, exclusive events, best of web content, sports, prime time and more." Users will be able to watch "full length shows and short highlights, all for free."

Additionally, the site said: "We didn't want to mimic TV--that's just an appliance you rearrange your living room around. Instead, we wanted to create a mobile-first, video-based app that can keep up with you and your on-the-go social life. One that features completely immersive live and on-demand content, no matter where you are or where you're going. No cord required."

A few of the previously announced content partners include DreamWorks, Scripps, AwesomenessTV, Vice, ESPN and CBS Sports and newly leaked partners Victorious, GoPro and Vevo. There also appears to be content from Fox, AMC, Viacom and the NFL, which would be a big deal if accurate. With Viacom comes Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV.

Source:
Variety

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3 user comments

127.7.2015 1:34

*yawn*

Let me translate the corp-speak: "We're completely envious of Netflix, and are trying to emulate their business model without it being too obvious. We're going to keep hobbling Netflix connections as much as we can get away with, so we can convince as many people as possible our service isn't utter crap."

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Jul 2015 @ 1:35

227.7.2015 16:02

Is it me or did I not see anything about unlimited data. From the looks of it, the service is free but it doesn't say anything about data usage. I could just see Verizon charging for the data.

327.7.2015 17:14

Well, likely not to people who use them for an ISP, much like how Comcast doesn't put bandwidth usage from their VOD service against your monthly data cap.

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