YouTube TV

PBS launches on YouTube TV

US public broadcaster PBS has launched more than 100 of its member stations on the cord-cutting YouTube TV. Subscribers to the service will be able to access dedicated live channels for PBS and PBS Kids along with on demand programming. YouTube TV offers live TV from over 70 networks at US$49.99 per month. PBS chief […]

YouTube TV launches on Fire TV 

YouTube TV, the cord-cutting offer from Google, has launched on Amazon Fire TV devices. The long-awaited announcement follows a truce reached between the companies in April. The companies restored YouTube and Prime Video to their respective devices in July, following Google’s September 2017 decision to withdraw YouTube from Amazon Echo Show devices. Several months later, […]

AMC adds SVOD services to YouTube TV

AMC has signed a deal with YouTube to bring two of its proprietary subscription services to YouTube TV.  Acorn TV is dedicated to British dramas, while the Urban Movie Channel (UMC) features a selection of black TV shows and films. The former is available as a US$6 per month subscription, while UMC costs US$5 per […]

PBS signs live streaming deal with YouTube

US public broadcaster PBS has announced a partnership with YouTube to provide a live stream for its subscription YouTube TV service. The deal will see YouTube TV subscribers have live access to the entire channel, which includes all 330 PBS member stations that choose to participate. YouTube TV offers live TV from over 70 networks […]

YouTube boosts TV offering with Discovery, Epix and OWN, hikes up price

YouTube has boosted its US TV offering by adding eight new channels from Discovery to its line-up, in addition to offering streaming service Epix for an extra charge and promising to bring on board and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) later this year. YouTube has added Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, […]

YouTube TV launches nationwide in the US

YouTube’s subscription over-the-top offering, YouTube TV, is now available nationwide in the US. The expansion sees YouTube TV roll out to 95 new markets, making the service available to roughly 98% of US households, with the remainder due to “follow shortly”. With the move, YouTube announced that it will be providing local affiliate feeds from […]

CuriosityStream joins YouTube TV line-up

CuriosityStream, the SVOD service launched by Discovery founder John Hendricks, has joined YouTube TV’s line-up of premium add-on channels in the US. CuriosityStream is now available as part of YouTube’s over-the-top TV service for an additional US$3 per month. A basic YouTube TV membership costs US$40 and gives users cable-free live TV from over 60 […]

Starz channels launch on YouTube TV in the US

Starz’s lineup of 14 Starz and Starz Encore channels have launched on YouTube’s over-the-top YouTube TV service in the US. Access to the Starz-branded channels – along with the Starz and Starz Encore video-on-demand catalogues – will be available for US$9.99 per month, giving viewers access to Starz Original series including Outlander, American Gods and Vida. “The addition of […]

YouTube targets TV users with new advertising services

Google’s YouTube has unveiled plans to increase the value of its presence on connected TVs, enabling advertisers to target TV viewers of the video-sharing platform and adding YouTube TV to its Google Preferred programme that enables advertisers to pay to place ads on high-performing videos. In a blog posting, Debbie Weinstein, managing director, YouTube TV/video global […]

YouTube and MLB expand partnership

YouTube and Major League Baseball (MLB) have expanded their partnership with MLB Network joining the YouTube TV channel line-up in the US for the first time. As part of the agreement, YouTube TV subscribers will also soon be able to add streaming service for an additional fee. YouTube TV’s expanded baseball coverage comes as […]

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