By Evan DeSimone
A pre-launch staging website discovered by the publication and then hastily hidden away by Verizon indicated that the service will be called Go90 and, at least initially, offered to consumers for free.
Until the launch page slip-up, Verizon had been stingy with details about the service, fueling industry speculation about its name, price and content offerings. The site’s “about” section suggested that Go90 will offer a wide range of content, including live music and sports, in addition to traditional television programming from partner networks.
One thing Verizon hasn’t been silent about is who it plans to partner with for content on the new mobile-first streaming service. Scripps, DreamWorks, AwesomenessTV, Vice, ESPN and CBS sports have all been name checked by the wireless giant as partners in this new venture, along with Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV, which would be included through Verizon’s pact with Viacom.