Alphabet today announced that its Google Fiber ISP division will no longer offer TV service to new customers and will instead market virtual pay TV platform fuboTV.
New carriage contracts with FiOS, Atlantic Broadband and Google Fiber cover more than 3.6 million subscribers.
Research group SNL Kagan notes that even with $45 billion in cash on hand, Google probably doesn’t have the money to blanket the nation in its fiber. But it can cover enough ground to severely disrupt the pay TV business with a superior ISP/video solution.
Google said that as part of its Google Fiber broadband internet service that it will be getting into the real TV business. The TV experience will not only be available on regular TVs in HD quality, but also on iPads and Android tablets, via a Google Fiber TV app.