Verizon is looking to launch its fixed 5G broadband service later this year and it appears that the company wants to team up with other companies for its live TV over 5G service. A report claims that Verizon is mulling a possible partnership with either Google or Apple for this matter.
Bloomberg hears that Verizon wants to partner with either Apple or Google to launch a streaming TV service when its fixed 5G broadband is launched later this year. The talks with both companies are said to be in early stages and there’s always the possibility that they end up falling through.
The scribe mentions that Verizon is looking to either have YouTube TV provide live programming or Apple TV. Don’t be confused by the name, it doesn’t refer to Apple’s own set-top box. The bit about the talks with Apple over this service is confusing given that Apple isn’t expected to launch its online TV streaming service until March next year.
What’s also unconfirmed at this point in time is how much the service might cost. It won’t exactly be cheap, considering the fact that YouTube TV already costs $40 per month. Apple, YouTube, and Verizon have not yet commented on this report.