In an interview published this week by Variety, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam discussed the potential for the company to release an “over-the-top [TV] service” for customers, once the acquisition of Yahoo is complete.
With the “platform” said to be the combination of Yahoo and AOL users, which is calculated to be around 1.3 billion, an OTT service from Verizon could go head-to-head with other market offerings, namely AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW and Sling TV.
Obviously, this wouldn’t be Verizon’s first attempt at delivering content straight to consumers via its own avenues. Currently, the company’s go90 service is available to all customers, with Verizon even shelling out $21 million to stream a single NFL game via its services later this year.
Considering the purchase of Yahoo isn’t quite complete, but is expected to close in a month or so, specifics for a TV service aren’t available. What we can say is, dang, there’s never been a better time to cut the cord with so many options available.