@todotvnews - 29/05/2015

T-Mobile Announces "Disruptive" Online Pay-TV Platform

T-Mobile has announced the acquisition of Layer3 TV, which will allow it to offer pay-tv services online. According to its president and CEO, this is a revolutionary service. 

The German mobile operator T-Mobile has announced in the last few hours the acquisition of TV service provider Layer3 TV, which will allow it to offer online pay-tv services in the United States starting on 2018.

Currently, Layer3 TV is offering a product that brings together television, streaming and social media in five cities in the US. The service is a startup based in Denver and founded in 2013. It currently offers more than 275 channels and has over 25.000 titles.

Through the acquisition, T-Mobile is now announcing the creation of a revolutionary online pay-tv service for the whole country.

"We’re going to fix the pain points and bring real choice to consumers across the country," said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile about the new service the company is planning to roll out.

Legere also added that they're planning a service that's going to "forever change" mobile services.

"We’re in the midst of the Golden Age of TV, and yet people have never been more frustrated by the status quo created by Big Cable and Satellite TV," said Mike Sievert, Chief Operating Officer of T-Mobile.

"That’s because the world is changing – with mobile video, streaming services, cord cutting, original content and more -- and yet, the old guard simply can’t – or won’t – evolve. It’s time for a disruptor to shake things."

The new service will join an even more extensive lineup of virtual pay-tv operators in which we can highlight names like Sling TV, YouTube TV, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, Philo and FuboTV, amongst others.

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