“We don’t believe they have a right to do what they’re doing right now,” Discovery president and CEO says
Discovery, Inc. President and CEO David Zaslav is not happy with T-Mobile’s re-bundling of his cable channels for recently rebranded live-TV service, TVision.
“We were very surprised with how T-Mobile decided that they were going to bundle our networks, particularly because we have a clear agreement where our networks are required to be carried on all their basic tiers, OTT offers,” Zaslav said Thursday on a conference call tied to his company’s third-quarter performance. “So, let’s just characterize it this way: We’re in active discussions with them to quickly resolve that issue.”
“We don’t believe they have a right to do what they’re doing right now,” he continued. “And they know– it’s very clear to them and they’re focused on it.”
TheWrap reached out to T-Mobile for comment on Zaslav’s remarks and the status of those “active discussions.” We have not yet heard back.
TVision is a 2019 rebrand of former service Layer3, which T-Mobile acquired in 2017. TVision subscribers can get 30 (curated) live TV channels for $40 per month, 40 channels for $50 or 50 channels for $60. Additionally, subs can add premium networks, such as Starz, Showtime and Epix, starting at $5.99 per month.
Cord-cutters can find OTT (over-the-top) service TVision’s available channel lineups here.
And read all about Discovery’s Q3 earnings here.
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