Verizon adds college sports to mobile video service

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Verizon Communications Inc will offer college sports programing in its upcoming online video targeted at families and younger viewers increasingly watch content mobile devices, the company said Thursday.

Verizon is expected to release its video this summer and content from CBS Sports, ESPN, ACC Digital Network, Campus Insiders, and 120 Sports will be available later this year, the company said.

In March, Verizon announced a to add original online programing to its from DreamWorks Animation and its AwesomenessTV unit that is known for creating popular content aimed at teens and younger adults known as Google Inc’s YouTube.

Verizon executives have said the company’s “mobile-first” service will offer 20 to 30 channels and that they also see a market for streaming original content.

content deals are in the works and Verizon rely largely advertising for from its upcoming online video service, company executives have said.

(Reporting by Malathi Nayak; editing by Gunna Dickson)(Reuters) [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]