T-Mobile is one step closer to launching its TV service.
T-Mobile confirmed today that it has completed its acquisition of Layer3 TV, which it announced last month. Now nearly 200 Layer3 TV employees will be joining T-Mo, including Layer3 TV CEO Jeff Binder, who will become an Execuve Vice President at T-Mobile and part of the carrier's Senior Leadership Team. Binder will lead the T-Mobile TV team as well.
Now that the deal is complete, T-Mobile will soon show Layer3 TV's existing product in some of its stores. Layer3 TV will be available for demo and purchase in select T-Mobile stores in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. in the coming weeks.
T-Mobile's pay TV service will launch in 2018. It'll combine traditional TV channels with online video in a single UI, and demo videos have show that it'll also offer DVR functionality. The service has also been shown to run on televisions as well as mobile devices like phones and tablets.
Are you looking forward to the arrival of T-Mobile TV?