27 May 2019
US Telecom carrier Verizon and search giant Google have partnered up and will sell YouTube TV directly to the network operator's wireless and broadband subscribers.
Verizon states that its customers will be able to subscribe to YouTube TV via its stores and enjoy the latest content from YouTube TV. Verizon customers will be able to access premium content from YouTube TV in the internet bundle, while Fios broadband customers will be given more choices.
The US carrier states that it will offer customers a “unique, high-value YouTube TV promotions to customers across platforms.” A YouTube TV membership includes six accounts per household, which comes with personalised recommendations and personal DVR with no storage space limits.
Verizon will start selling Google's YouTube TV service later this year, however, the company has not revealed the pricing details as of now. YouTube TV costs $50 per month, however, users who subscribe through Apple are required to shell out $55 per month.
“With this partnership, we’ll have unique offers and promotions alongside other great bundles for our customers,” the company said. “More details, including pricing and availability will be announced later this year.”
Verizon has also revealed that it is investing $4.3 billion in the first quarter of 2019 to build out that 5G network.
Erin McPherson, Verizon’s head of content strategy and acquisition stated, “Our network and technology leadership uniquely positions us to lead the content revolution, which centres around choice for our customers. As we pave the path forward on 5G, we’ll continue to bring our customers options and access to premium content by teaming up with the best providers in the industry and leveraging our network as-a-service strategy. We were first in the world to bring commercial 5G to our customers and now another first on the content front as we offer our customers access to YouTube TV on whatever platform they choose.”