YouTube TV


Nielsen to measure YouTube on CTV in US

  Ad measurement firm Nielsen has announced that it will begin to include CTV viewing of YouTube in its ratings.  The company has said that YouTube’s streaming TV inventory will be measured in its Digital Ad Ratings and Total Ad Ratings. It said that this will help media buyers and sellers to better understand and […]

Google launches new Chromecast and Google TV 

Google has launched a new updated Chromecast device with a remote control and a new Google TV interface. The device is officially called Chromecast with Google TV, and serves as the range’s first major update in seven years. The biggest update is the inclusion of a remote controller – a long-requested feature and one which […]

Disney+ beats Netflix in US consumer satisfaction rankings

Disney+ has topped the ranks of US streaming services for consumer satisfaction, beating streaming pioneer Netflix in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Telecommunications report. Disney scored a satisfaction rating of 80 just six months after launch, ahead of Netflix whose score slipped 1% to 78. Disney, which reported 54.5 million subscribers for the […]

ViacomCBS to launch international pay streamer ‘within year’

ViacomCBS plans to launch an international pay TV streaming product in multiple markets within the next year as part of an expansion of its streaming efforts, including boosting its US domestic premium offering CBS All Access with a number of initiatives. Speaking to analysts after the US studio posted its quarterly results at the end […]

Google turns off App Store payments for YouTube TV

Google will no longer accept YouTube TV payments made through Apple’s App Store. YouTube TV is Google’s cord-cutting competitor to Hulu Plus Live TV in the US, and offers a range of live channels starting at US$50 per month. In an email sent to users, Google confirmed that it would shut off the ability to […]

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, […]

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