T-Mobile’s New Streaming Service TVision Accused of Breaching Distribution Contracts

Tim Baysinger
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It’s not just Discovery CEO David Zaslav that’s angry with T-Mobile over its live TV streaming service, TVision. ViacomCBS and NBCUniversal are also crying foul over the phone carrier’s new offering, arguing it violates their contracts. ViacomCBS’ concerns with TVision are similar to Discovery’s issues, which center around how their networks are being packaged on the platform, an individual familiar with the matter told TheWrap. Another individual familiar with NBCUniversal’s discussions shared similar concerns, arguing its contract requires T-Mobile to distribute both owned-and-operated NBC and Telemundo stations, as well as local NBC affiliates across to all TVision customers. T-Mobile rolled out TVision last month, following years of rumors that it was getting into the streaming game. The service comes in two forms: TVision Live, which has three tiers of service, and TVision Vibe, a much more slimmed down and cheaper option. T-Mobile told TheWrap that it is “complying with our content agreements” and is “open to evolving our services.” Also Read: David Zaslav Is Not Pleased With T-Mobile's Re-Bundle of Discovery's Channels - 'And They Know' TVision Live offers a bundle of broadcast and cable networks for anywhere between $40-$60. Additionally, subs can add premium networks, such as Starz, Showtime...

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