Customers of the biggest wireless carrier in the United States now get a chance to try out Verizon’s new mobile video service for the first time. As a matter of fact, the Big Red has already sent out 5 million invitations to its subscribers to give Go90, the wireless carrier’s new video streaming service, a test drive. As for customers who are currently signed up under other wireless carriers, they may not need to wait long -- Verizon Wireless is planning to launch the service to all customers, not just its own, later this September, as stated by Marni Walden, head of new businesses and innovation of Verizon, during her keynote speech at the CTIA Super Mobility industry trade show held in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Video content delivered via a web connection, or over top video services, are increasingly becoming more popular these days. As a top player in the wireless industry, Verizon Wireless certainly wants to join in on the fun. But what is surprising (but otherwise welcome) news to many is the fact that the Big Red is actually making its Go90 available to all customers, regardless of their wireless carrier. This is a big win for all mobile users, of course, because they can enjoy more access to videos via their mobile devices without having to leave their current network and sign up under a new one.
For those who may have missed the introduction of Verizon’s Go90 mobile video service (with all the Apple related events and all), it is basically a free, advertising based video streaming service that can only be accessed by consumers through their smartphones. The service focuses on delivering video content such as short video clips and viral videos. Go90 also has a fun, social twist -- customers are allowed to join groups, and check out video recommendations from other people.
For Go90, Verizon Wireless is specifically targeting the members of the younger demographic, especially those with ages under 30 years old (we are looking at you, millennials). Aiming for that market segment does make a lot of sense. After all, studies seems to indicate that young mobile users mostly view video content first on their mobile devices, as revealed by Verizon to the New York Times.
So far, the list of Verizon’s partners for its Go90 mobile video service already include Comedy Central, Food Network, ESPN, NFL Network, Discovery, VH1, MTV, SPIKE, TLC, Adult Swim, HGTV, BET, and Investigation Discovery, as well as online series and video content from multichannel networks such as AwesomenessTV, Vice, Tastemade, Maker Studios, Fullscreen, Stylehaul, Defy, Collective Digital and Machinima. Plus, the Go90 service is also expected to cover live events such as NFL games and concerts.
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