Verizon has intended to host a quality ITV (Internet TV) service outside of their usual FiOS and DSL offerings for quite some time, according to a new DSL Reports article. Although the company currently offers streaming via Red Box and dropped half a billion dollars on Intel’s streaming TV technology, they’ve struggled to compete with the media industry in hammering out the kind of massive licensing deals needed to make a truly successful over-the-top video play.
Still, in 2015, Verizon’s giving it another shot. While speaking at Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference, CEO Lowell McAdam said that his company is planning to offer mobile users a “bundle with mobile broadcast providers” by the middle of next year. While he didn’t delve into many details, he did mention “digital media out on the West Coast,” particularly DreamWorks Animation’s Awesomeness TV, as a possible partnership target, noting that talks have gone well over the past six months.