Verizon nabs DreamWorks originals for its upcoming streaming service

Verizon nabs DreamWorks originals for its upcoming streaming service

Verizon’s web TV service is coming later this yr, and Massive Purple is locking down OTA content material suppliers. The corporate ordered over 200 hours of unique programming from AwesomenessTV and DreamWorksTV that may debut in 2015, with the previous producing collection aimed toward teenagers and the latter creating reside motion and animated content material that includes its widespread characters. That listing would definitely embrace personalities from Shrek and Madagascar, we might surmise. In the event you’re not acquainted with AwesomenessTV, it has a sizeable following on YouTube, along with movies and collection on each Nickelodeon and Netflix. And DreamWorksTV is a YouTube channel for the studio’s animated, stay motion and vlog-based mostly brief clips.

In fact, Verizon is trying to supply customized choices for its streaming service, so this pair ought to get cozy with the age-applicable menu gadgets. There’s nonetheless no phrase on an official launch date, so we’ll have to stay with the “in all probability late within the first half of 2015″ timeline that CEO Lowell McAdam spilled again in September. Sony will beat Verizon to dwelling rooms, although, because it’ll go reside (in a handful of cities) with the PlayStation Vue providing in a matter of days. In fact, Sling TV began equipping twine cutters with an alternate choice final month.

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