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With YouTube TV deal, Verizon reconfirms it doesn't need content

August 13, 2018 / Ben Munson

Verizon revealed its plans to package YouTube TV and Apple TV devices with its 5G service and reconfirmed it has no intention of battling AT&T on the original content front.The wireless carrier said that customers buying its 5G in-home internet service later this year in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, will get to choose from a few free months of YouTube TV or an Apple TV 4K streaming box.In addition to YouTube TV, Bloomberg reported that Verizon’s 5G customers will receive access to live NFL and NBA games, as well as news programs through Verizon’s Oath media division.As far as how long the YouTube TV subscriptions for 5G subscribers will last, a Verizon spokesperson said that the company will provide more details about the offers when it’s ready to begin taking customer orders.The official announcement chases reports from earlier this summer that Verizon was looking to partner with Google or Apple for live TV in its 5G markets. The partnership...