According to the Financial Times, by working with Verizon Wireless, which owns a 25 percent share of the US television market and a 29 percent share of broadband customers, Motorola will avoid upsetting pay TV providers.
Could Motorola's new tablet rival the sucess of Apple's iPad
Motorola hinted earlier this year that it was considering developing a tablet running Google's open-source OS.
It is thought the device will be thinner and lighter than the iPad, and feature support for Adobe Flash as well as two cameras.
None of the companies involved would comment on this story.