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Report: T-Mobile In Talks To Include Facebook Video On Binge On

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Earlier this week, T-Mobile announced that they have added new content to their Binge On service making the list to nearly 90 providers. This report excited users as they were pleased to find their favorite channel added to the list where they could stream content without worrying about running out of allotted data. Just today, a report from Re/code shows that T-Mobile is in talks with popular social network Facebook, to be part of its Binge On program.

Sources of the report share that the two companies have actually been discussing the possibility of Facebook video to be added for quite some time. The source shares that in exchange for unlimited video streaming, customers would have to watch the content over cellular network in "less-than-HD quality."

Undoubtedly, Facebook is the largest social networking site in the world yet it still has not joined T-Mo's Binge On program. And even though T-Mobile is open to talking with interested parties to be part of Binge On, some technical work needs to be done with regards to the video service offered to ensure that content is streamed in a format suitable for the program.

Considering Facebook is currently working at emphasizing video and live videos, the technicalities are being ironed out. Once Facebook video becomes available on Binge On, users will be able to enjoy streaming content from the website on their device without worrying about how much data will be used up. It could also encourage them to watch more videos from Facebook.

Things are definitely looking up for those who have been waiting for Facebook video to be part of Binge On as it looks like an agreement has already been reached. The only thing left to do now is to wait.

Binge On was first launched by T-Mobile in 2015 under its Un-Carrier campaign. As of this writing, there are about 90 content providers enlisted under Binge On's program including Netflix, YouTube, ESPN, and Hulu. Just this week, it was reported that Binge On has amassed over 500 million hours of video have been streamed by its users ever since the program first started.


Source: Re/Code

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  1. Wow FaceBook video. Not a priority what with every news and celebrity fluff site existing offering video. But children like it

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  2. Facebook thinks Binge On is a big deal:
    "Facebook said in January that it was delivering 100 million hours of daily video watch time, and video advertising helped drive a 57 percent year-over-year jump in ad revenue during the first quarter of 2016. Mobile ads accounted for roughly 80 percent of that revenue, the company said."
    -Fierce Wireless

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  3. Oh great, unlimited streaming on yet another video service I don't use.

    That definitely makes me want to switch.

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