Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could buy cable TV and pick out the channels that you want to pay for? You know, like skip out on HSN and instead only pay for Cartoon Network, World Fishing Network and ESPN? That dream is going to come a reality, and Verizon is apparently working to roll out its own a-la-carte Internet TV service as early as next year.
Verizon’s offering will apparently still include a “bundle with major broadcast providers,” so you’re not getting a completely customized selection, but there will be a component that allows you to pick and choose other specific channels, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam told Deadline. “No one wants to have 300 channels on your wireless,” he added. “Everyone understands it will go to a la carte. The question is what does that transition look like.”
Obviously Verizon doesn’t want to leave some major cable network partners out in the cold without viewers, which is why it’s probably going to force feed us the major broadcasters, but we’re certainly excited for this kind of future.