ViacomCBS offers a free year of Paramount+ to US T-Mobile customers

ViacomCBS has announced a deal with T-Mobile to give the mobile operator’s customers one year’s free access to streaming service Paramount+. New and existing T-Mobile and Sprint postpaid wireless and home internet customers on any consumer plan can access 12 months of Paramount+’s Essential tier starting November 9. This is applicable to both new and […]

T-Mobile offers one year free Apple TV+ to customers

Deutsche Telekom-owned US mobile operator T-Mobile is giving new and existing Magenta and Magenta Max subscribers a year’s free access to Apple TV+. The deal applies to the majority of T-Mobile’s post-paid customers including Sprint Unlimited Plus and Sprint Premium customers, along with small T-Mobile for Business customers. To access the offer starting August 25, […]

T-Mobile ‘misled’ regulators over Sprint merger, ruling finds

Regulators in the US state of California have ruled that Deutsche Telekom-owned mobile operator T-Mobile made ‘false and misleading statements’ to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in order to get its merger with Sprint approved. In particular, the ruling stated that misled the CPUC over the company’s plans for Sprint’s legacy CDMA network. The […]

Deutsche Telekom will regain majority of T-Mobile, CEO promises

German telco Deutsche Telekom is confident that it will secure majority ownership of its US business T-Mobile. The US telco merged with smaller operator Sprint in Spring 2020, but the deal saw Deutsche Telekom’s stake in T-Mobile diluted to 43%. It currently has a shareholder agreement to vote former Sprint owner Softbank Group’s remaining 9% […]

T-Mobile announces surprise TV shutdown, partners with Google

T-Mobile has confirmed that it is to wind down its live TV service in the US in favour of an expanded partnership with Google. The operator will shut down its Live, Live+ and Live Zone services on April 29, and instead offer customers discounted access to YouTube TV – Google’s cord-cutting live TV offer. TVision […]

T-Mobile discontinues IPTV service TVision Home

US telco T-Mobile has announced the shutdown of its TVision Home IPTV cable service as it looks to grow its just-launched TVision streaming service. The IPTV platform was based on tech acquired as a part of the 2017 Layer3 acquisition, and largely built the foundations of what has now become TVision. The legacy service will […]

T-Mobile launches internet TV service in US

T-Mobile has become the latest US telco to launch a streaming service. Launching November 1, TVision is a cord-cutting OTT service akin to the likes of YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV that offers a range of live channels and a cloud DVR. The selling point of T-Mobile’s offer is a base […]

T-Mobile users get one year of Quibi for free

Ahead of its launch on April 6, short-form streamer Quibi has announced a US distribution deal with T-Mobile to give a year’s free access to the service to qualifying customers. A deal had previously been rumoured, but T-Mobile has confirmed a deal. In particular, customers must have two or more voice lines on Magenta and […]

T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint completed

The mega-merger between US telco giants T-Mobile and Sprint has been completed to create the ‘new’ T-Mobile. Having overcome the multiple legal hurdles such as lawsuits from states and a review from the Department of Justice, the US’s third- and fourth-largest mobile operators have combined with the promise of delivering 5G to 99% of Americans. […]

Federal judge bats away T-Mobile/Sprint antitrust concerns

The controversial merger between US telcos T- Mobile and Sprint has won approval from a federal judge, clearing a path for the deal to close. A group of states, led by New York and California, had opposed the deal, arguing that the deal would be in violation of antitrust laws and result in price rises. […]

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