CenturyLink is Working on a Sling TV Like Service




Family watching TVIn just one more sign that the streaming world desperately wants to find a way to connect with cord cutters CenturyLink, the DSL service provider, is planning a Sling TV like streaming service.

CenturyLink has been testing a streaming service for some time under the Prism Stream brand, but now plans to move forward with a large trial of the service – possibility even a nationwide test.

“The key for getting the skinny bundles to work is having the right level of programming agreements in place,” explains Aamir Hussain, CenturyLink EVP and CTO.

“When we launch our TV over-the-top offering, that offering [is based on] new agreements with the broadcasters. And those agreements are not bound by any caps or by franchise agreements. So these are non-franchise-type agreements. They allow us to pretty much have a nationwide reach.”

CenturyLink is not the only service provider planning on offering an Over-the-air live TV streaming service. AT&T, Hulu, YouTube and many others all have a streaming service in the works.

For now, we know little more about CenturyLink’s plans for their over-the-air service.  We currently have no details on the channels, prices and packages they intend to offer.

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