Despite a conspicuous lack of carriage on Verizon, and related rumors that the network is now for sale, Weather Channel TV Group President Dave Shull said his indie network is in a good place with the top MVPDs.
Verizon's AOL subsidiary is buying mobile advertising company and rival Millennial Media, giving it another leg up in the mobile ad market ahead of Verizon's imminent launch of its over-the-top mobile video service. The service, rumored to called "Go90," is expected to be free of charge initially to wireless customers of all carriers and advertising-based, and Verizon is betting that AOL's programmatic ad technology will help it deliver more targeted and relevant ads to customers by accessing their location and interests.
AOL, which rebuilt itself into an attractive and acquirable target in part through its video and advertising strategies, is now making a similar proposition to struggling mobile ad platform Millennial Media. The two companies have agreed to a deal that will see Verizon-owned AOL buy the firm for approximately $250 million.
The CWA has asked that federal and state regulators in the 11 states where Verizon operates wireline networks investigate its claims that the telco is not performing necessary repairs and upkeep on its copper landline networks. It has filed letters to regulators in six states and Washington, D.C.
Verizon has significantly expanded the availability of live-streaming NFL games on its mobile network, enabling customers of all of its legacy and current wireless plans to see the videos at no extra charge.
Frontier Communications has received the FCC's approval for its proposed acquisition of Verizon's wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas, clearing an important federal hurdle to complete the company-changing deal.
So long, "Big Red." Verizon Wireless unveiled a new, cleaner corporate logo that does away with the red "Z" and the giant red check mark above its name that had been a part of its logo since the company's inception, and instead embraced a smaller red check mark after the word "Verizon" in simpler black lettering. Verizon said it changed its logo "to go along with our renewed purpose" as a company.
Verizon has introduced a new app, Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for Splunk software, enabling its enterprise customers to better understand cyber threats.
Verizon's ad-supported mobile video service, reportedly dubbed go90, is set to launch "in the coming days," Bloomberg reported.
Verizon Wireless plans to launch its over-the-top mobile video service, rumored to be called "Go90," in the coming days, and will initially offer free shows aimed at young viewers, according to a Bloomberg report.