Verizon signs on to distribute HBO Now

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 29 July 2015

HBO Now has struck a deal with Verizon to make the stand-alone streaming service available to Verizon's broadband customers -- as well as to the carrier's upcoming mobile video service.

Verizon broadband and mobile customers (totaling 100 million) can add HBO Now for $14.99 per month. The companies say the deal allows HBO Now to come to all Verizon digital platforms, including more than 100M Verizon Wireless customers.

Verizon's mobile video platform has been taking shape in recent days and is expected to roll out in late summer. Reportedly the service will be called Go90, and will start off as a free, ad-supported offering. Verizon will bill it as "live music, exclusive events, best of web content, sports, prime time and more," the report said.

"We wanted to create a mobile-first, video-based app that can keep up with you and your on-the-go social life, One that features completely immersive live and on-demand content, no matter where you are or where you're going. No cord required."