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T-Mobile Sees Big Opportunity To Be OTT Video Distributor

Tags: mobile video
DATE POSTED:February 11, 2019

T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) has been looking to get into video distribution since its Layer3 TV acquisition in December 2017. The company initially planned to launch a pay-TV service by the end of 2018, but it's pushed back those plans to the first half of 2019.

On the company's fourth-quarter earnings call, President and COO Mike Sievert said he saw an opportunity beyond just offering an alternative to traditional linear cable or satellite television. He sees T-Mobile becoming an integral part of the go-to market strategies for streaming video services. That would put T-Mobile more in competition with Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Prime Channels or Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) than Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA).

T-Mobile President and COO Mike Sievert (right). Image source: T-Mobile.

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Tags: mobile video