Mobile says it will launch a streaming TV service sometime in 2019

T-Mobile also claims that the time is right for the Layer3 acquisition because of its capable 4G LTE network and all of the work it is doing to prepare for 5G. Today T-Mobile announced its intention to buy up Layer 3 TV, a small cable company that many of you have probably never heard of.

The planned T-Mobile wireless TV service will join a growing host of other streaming services including Sling TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu's live TV service, FuboTV, PlayStation Vue, and Philo, all of which are currently available as apps on Apple TV. T-Mobile didn't disclose how much it paid for Layer3, which is available in five USA cities.

T-Mobile will offer an over-the-top TV service in 2018.

As you can imagine, today's announcement was filled with talk of the TV industry being disgusting and how traditional cable companies are very bad to their customers. As recent wireless price wars have squeezed the margins on voice and data service, the new frontier is offering access to exclusive video content that can lure customers and serve as a platform for advertising. The new service will combine streaming TV and online video at a lower cost and doesn't restrict customers to lengthy contracts or bundles that include channels or content they don't want to watch. That's where we come in.

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Legere vowed to change the way consumers look at pay TV, with fewer pain points and more choices. "Personally, I can't wait to start fighting for consumers here!"

So, seeing an opportunity to make a name for itself by shaking things up a bit, T-Mobile is going to enter the TV business. "The Un-carrier's new TV service will take full advantage of T-Mobile's nationwide retail presence, top-rated brand and award-winning sales and customer care organizations".

The wireless carrier showed off a video clip showcasing a mockup of its TV service's user interface, which is (unsurprisingly) extremely pink.

Leading up to throwing its hat into the "virtual pay TV" ring, T-Mobile has made several moves in mobile video, looking to lure subscribers as growth tapers off in the competitive wireless sector.

  • Darren Santiago