AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson used his appearance at the UBS Media and Technology conference Tuesday to tease a new mobile entertainment service that could be unveiled as early as next January: Stephenson said that the company is “very interested” in targeting consumers on mobile devices as well as on screens that are not currently served by traditional TV services. He added that AT&T may make an announcement for new services within the next 30 days.
Stephenson also said that his company is interested in producing original content, both for its traditional pay TV business as well as for new offerings. He referenced Otter Media, AT&T’s joint venture with the Chernin Group, which is expected to unveil a paid subscription service under the Fullscreen brand soon.
However, AT&T may also be looking to launch a mobile-centric service similar to Go90, the mobile video service launched by Verizon this fall. AT&T previously registered a trademark for “Vodie” to use as an over-the-top brand, but plans to launch such a service were held back by the merger with DirecTV, which concluded this year.