Verizon is planning a next-generation TV service, report says


Verizon is gearing up to launch a next-generation TV service that includes a dedicated set-top box and focuses more on streaming than a traditional pay TV service, Variety reports.

The exclusive report said Verizon filed documents with the Federal Communications Commission to get approval for a new “video set-top box.”

“Those documents included a mention of OnCue, the internet TV service that Intel developed years ago, only to sell it to Verizon before it ever launched,” according to the report. “Variety has since learned that this new box, code-named “Mallard,” is the centerpiece of the company’s new TV service.”

The service is going to initially be available in select markets where Verizon offers its Fios service.

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