After purchasing streaming startup Layer3, T-Mobile announced that it will be launching a new Streaming Television service in 2018.
In a tweet to its users, T-Mobile announced its master plan to go after other carriers, as well as cable providers Charter and Comcast. “We are going to redefine a stupid, broken, arrogant industry," said T-Mobile chief executive John Legere.
Today we’re bringing the Un-carrier to TV, with the upcoming acquisition of @Layer3TV. This is our vision for how we’re going to right the cable & satellite industry: pic.twitter.com/LTmOPiuPHU
— T-Mobile (@TMobile) December 13, 2017
Layer3, a Denver-based company that called itself a next-generation TV service, has offered more than 275 high-definition channels and 25,000 on-demand titles in five US cities. In a conversation with Reuters, T-Mobile expected its 17,000 retail stores and more than 30m yearly smartphone shipments to aid with promoting trials of the new service.