Verizon Wireless said that its subscribers will be able to access HBO Now, the offering from the premium TV network that lets customers access its content without a TV subscription. Verizon also said that HBO content, though not necessarily HBO Now, will be part of its over-the-the-top mobile video service, which is continuing to get fleshed out.
Verizon Wireless is having difficulty deploying small cells in urban areas because of backhaul and site acquisition challenges, according to Wells Fargo analyst J. Davis Hebert.
HBO's standalone over-the-top SVOD service, HBO Now, continues to expand beyond its initial Apple TV boundaries. The provider announced that Verizon broadband customers, including both FiOS and high-speed Internet customers, now can sign up for the service. HBO Now is also giving new customers from Verizon a free 30-day trial.
Verizon has joined Cablevision as the second pay-TV operator to offer HBO Now without requiring a pay-TV service.
At a time when platforms like Netflix continue to increase their spending on content, can the most expensive programmer in the pay-TV ecosystem keep cutting costs and stay in the bundle?
Verizon and CenturyLink may be anxious to shut down all of their copper facilities and transition to fiber, but each provider has told the FCC that de facto copper retirement is a "myth" and there's no need to include new requirements addressing the issue in its technology transition plans.
Verizon is preparing for a possible work stoppage in its wireline division after members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) voted to authorize a strike, should current talks remain stalled.
Verizon is bracing for a possible strike in its wireline division as 86 percent of the union members represented by the Communications Workers of America voted to authorize a strike, should current negotiations for a new contract remain stalled.
Verizon Wireless' forthcoming over-the-the-top mobile video service will be called "Go90" and will offer users both full episodes of TV shows from certain networks as well as music videos and other shorter pieces of content, according to a Variety report. The report, citing information from a pre-launch website for the service that was live but has since been taken down, said that initially the service will be entirely free of charge.
Now that the two largest wireless operators have reported their second-quarter earnings, it's a good time to start speculating how they might spend their budgets the rest of this year.