In 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
“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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