Verizon seems to be throwing as many trendy extras as humanly possible into its (oftentimes overpriced
) monthly add-on pool, and may now be nearing a deal with the video clip-broadcasting extraordinaire, YouTube
. Not long after announcing a simplistic fee-based system
to keep your contact list from being destroyed, Verizon Wireless "is in advanced talks" with YouTube in a deal that would bring the zany segments we all love to your very own mobile screen (and television, too). America's second-place carrier is looking to grab an edge in the marketing department as it hopes to "further its efforts to expand into internet and entertainment services." Under the terms being discussed, V CAST
users would have access to YouTube videos for a currently undisclosed price, and Verizon
reportedly hopes to "offer YouTube videos as an on-demand feature" while watching TV (FiOS
anyone?). YouTube isn't selling the rest of its soul
without caution, however, as the deal could end up being exclusive in nature, but only for a limited time. We'll keep you posted on how much "America's most reliable wireless network" plans on bumping your already overwhelming monthly bill should this deal go down.
*Verizon is currently in the process of acquiring AOL, Engadget's parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.