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Jeff Binder, former Layer3 TV CEO, has left T-Mobile

Following T-Mobile’s purchase of Layer3 TV last year, Layer3 TV CEO Jeff Binder joined T-Mo to lead the carrier’s new television effort. Now he’s officially moved on. Jeff Binder left T-Mobile on May 1st, the carrier has confirmed. T-Mo told Light Reading that Binder helped to launch TVision and now he’s planning to return to entrepreneurship. The news of Binder’s exit was reportedly shared with T-Mobile employees during a town hall meeting this week. … [read full article]

TVision Home launches today in select markets

Today’s the day that T-Mobile’s new TV effort goes live. TVision Home launches today in Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Longmont, CO. More markets will get TVision Home later this year. Pricing is set at $90 per month including a $9.99 per month discount for T-Mobile customers that’s available to everyone for a limited time. Adding TVs will cost $10 each per month. TVision Home uses … [read full article]

TVision Home is T-Mobile’s new TV service, launching April 14th

One week after announcing its content deal with Viacom, T-Mobile has taken the wraps off of its new TV effort. TVision Home is T-Mobile’s television service, a rebranded and upgraded version of the Layer3 TV product that T-Mobile bought last year. The service uses your wired broadband connection and includes more than 275 channels, including HD premium channels and 4K content, and T-Mo promises more than 35,000 on-demand movies and shows. Customers also get … [read full article]

T-Mobile TV service may be delayed until at least April

Last week, we got word that T-Mobile’s upcoming streaming TV service that we’d been expecting to see in 2018 was being delayed into 2019. Now we’re getting more of an idea of how long that delay might be. T-Mobile’s streaming TV service has been pushed back to at least the second quarter of 2019, according to a report from BestAppleTV. It’s said that the service is having issues with performance and that there are concerns … [read full article]

T-Mobile TV service reportedly delayed to 2019

When T-Mobile announced its acquisition of Layer3 TV one year ago, the carrier said that it would launch a new TV streaming service in 2018. Now 2018 is nearly over and there’s still no new T-Mobile TV service to be found, though, and so T-Mo may have pushed the launch to 2019. T-Mobile has delayed the launch of its streaming TV service, according to a report from Bloomberg. It’s said that T-Mo executives had to … [read full article]

T-Mobile TV service set-top box appears in FCC filing

Details about T-Mobile’s TV service continue to trickle out, and today we’re getting an early peek at the set-top box that’ll pipe the service’s content into your TV. An FCC filing for a T-Mobile-branded set-top box has appeared. Spotted by Variety, the box is referred to as the “T-Mobile Mini” in the user manual and is made by Kaonmedia, the same company that made set-top boxes for Layer3 TV, which T-Mobile purchased earlier … [read full article]

T-Mobile TV service expected to launch on mobile devices next year

When T-Mobile announced its acquisition of Layer3 TV late last year, it hinted at offering a television service that’d work on TVs, tablets, and smartphones. T-Mo later said it expected to launch its pay TV service in 2018, but it sounds like you’ll have to wait a bit longer to watch T-Mobile’s television offering on the go. During yesterday’s Q3 2018 earnings call, T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert suggested that we’ll be waiting until 2019 … [read full article]

Select T-Mobile stores selling Layer3 TV service, T-Mo customers get discounted rate

T-Mobile announced earlier this year that it planned to launch a new pay TV service in 2018, and while we still haven’t heard anything about it, T-Mo is now selling Layer3 TV service in select markets. T-Mobile stores in markets like Dallas, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Longmont, CO are offering Layer3 TV service. Research firm Wave7 research found a Dallas-based T-Mobile rep tweeting that she had made a Layer3 TV sale on September 1st, while … [read full article]

T-Mobile to offer wireless-only TV and home internet bundle if Sprint merger is approved

T-Mobile hasn’t said much about its streaming TV ambitions since its Layer3 TV acquisition earlier this year, but a recent FCC filing has shed a bit of light on what T-Mo’s TV plans look like if it’s allowed to merge with Sprint. In the filing, T-Mobile explains that if it’s allowed to merge with Sprint, the New T-Mobile “will be able to offer the first wireless only bundle for T.V. + home internet”. T-Mo adds … [read full article]

T-Mobile bought Layer3 TV for $325 million

Last month, T-Mobile closed its acquisition of Layer3 TV, which had been announced back in December. We got the details on how Layer3’s team would join T-Mobile and a tease for T-Mo’s upcoming TV service, but one part of the deal has eluded us: how much T-Mobile paid for Layer3. Now that info has been revealed. T-Mobile paid around $325 million for Layer3 TV. That’s according to an SEC document that T-Mobile filed today … [read full article]