Verizon starts zero rating Go90 this week, sees stronger take rate for Custom TV

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo confirmed Verizon subscribers will be able to stream zero-rated content from Go90 starting this week. Speaking at an investors conference, Shammo said beginning March 5 Go90 streaming data will be part of Verizon's FreeBee program, a development that should make it possible to deliver more targeted ads to viewers.

On the linear TV side of Verizon's business, Shammo said that the operator's newly simplified Custom TV skinny bundles have seen their take rate go up to 40 percent, ahead of the 33 percent they were at before the changes. For more, see this FierceWireless story and this CED story.

Suggested Articles

YouTube TV are fuboTV have raised their prices to help confront the dramatically unprofitable realities of the virtual MVPD market.

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s ad-supported streaming service launching this week, will soon add support for the Sony PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.

Another splashy streaming service debut may be sullied by distribution woes.