Under the deal, the resulting service will provide the Slingbox and the SlingPlayer app and any other requisite "networking accessories."
The rumor of a Verizon-Sling Media connection started to spread earlier in the week, resulting in speculation that Verizon may attempt to place-shift programming from its FiOS TV platform. (See CES Rumor: Verizon Connecting With Sling .)
Although that kind of setup could still factor in, the initial subscription service will be bundled with Verizon's 4G play. Customers will be able to sign up for the offering through the V CAST Apps storefront. Pricing hasn't been announced, but Verizon will bill customers for it directly.
— Steve Donohue, Special to