TVision Home will be available starting April 14 in eight markets (the same areas Layer3 TV has already been available): Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Longmont, Colo.
It’s not a skinny bundle: TVision Home starts at $90 per month, which includes more than 150 channels, local broadcast stations and regional sports networks, as well as 35,000 VOD titles. Premium TV packages like HBO and Showtime are extra. In addition, TVision Home users must pay $10 monthly per connected TV — so it’s not really a better deal than traditional cable or satellite TV.
The TVision Home service is a rebuild of the over-the-top TV service from startup Layer3 TV, which T-Mobile acquired in late 2017 for about $325 million. With the Layer3 team and technology, the carrier has been building what it has touted as “its first wave of home and mobile TV offerings” — which originally T-Mobile had planned to debut by the end of 2018.
In addition, T-Mobile is prepping a separate suites of wireless nationwide streaming services, slated to debut later in 2019, after announcing Viacom as its first programming partner last week.
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