We haven’t commented on TVision (https://www.t-mobile.com/tvision), the new live TV service that launched last week yet, despite being T-Mobile customers.
Live TV, for those who know us, isn’t much of a priority in our lives. The only live TV we watch is through channels offered through existing streaming channels and sometimes local TV networks through Locast.
Alas, there appear to be rumblings afoot involving T-Mobile’s TVision launch packages. If you’re one of their new subscribers, you might want to pay a little more attention to this post. If you’re like us and don’t really care that much about live TV, then there’s nothing more to see in this post.
Sources confirmed that NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS have conveyed objections to T-Mobile similar to those raised by Zaslav, as previously reported by CNET. A source familiar with WarnerMedia said its team is in the process of looking into T-Mobile’s TVision bundles — and that the media conglom does believe there’s a case to be made that the wireless carrier is in breach of contract. Reps for those media companies, as well as AMC Networks, Fox Corp., and Disney, declined to comment. A Discovery rep declined to provide additional info beyond Zaslav’s comments.T-Mobile Faces Having to Rejigger TVision After Programmers Object – Variety
It is a bit odd that a cell phone carrier familiar with contracts has possibly decided to ignore them. Breach of contract is expensive. Not sure what’s going to become of all this, but it sounds expensive all around, even if T-Mobile works it out. As a customer for their cell service, that worries us to some degree as bad business decisions in one department have a way of negatively impacting others.
This is what concerns us, albeit slightly, with XFinity. We all know that cable is on the downward slide with subscribers as they move over to streaming. We are hoping this doesn’t drive up the price of high speed internet. Got a sinking feeling it will.
Are you subscribed to T-Mobile TVision? Not interested? Let us know in the comments.