Go90 is Verizon’s own video network. Now it is making a play for fans of cult TV across the country since it has signed a deal with Warner Bros.
Starting now, the service will offer classic shows like Babylon 5, Fringe and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. And in May, the detective drama Veronica Mars will hit the service.
They are clearly setting their sights on geeks who love these cult shows. Verizon’s Chip Canter thinks that the deal is a great opportunity to “attract users” to the platform with genres that have “performed well for Go90.” The deal includes seven shows in all, with Almost Human, Believe and Stalker rounding out the rest of the list.
The network has been troubled and came under fire for offering Go90 to its customers as a zero-rated service. That, according to the FCC at the time, was a violation of the principles of Net Neutrality that ensured an open and fair internet. However, the commission ended its investigations into potential violations by T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon. They believe this new strategy will work well for them to attract new users. I guess time will tell if it works for them. We will see.