YouTube TV


YouTube TV launches new ‘lean back’ app

YouTube is set to launch a new ‘lean back’ app for its US subscription offering, YouTube TV. The big screen application is due to start rolling out in the coming days and will include a new live guide that will show what’s airing soon, and a “more cinematic look”. Also new will be the ability […]

YouTube living room viewing up 70%

Viewers now watch more than 100 million hours of YouTube in the living room every day, up 70% compared to last year, according to Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai.  Speaking on the Google parent company’s third quarter earnings call, Pichai said that YouTube users spend an average of 60 minutes a day on mobile – but […]

MLB gives access to YouTubers in ‘multi-faceted’ deal

YouTube and Major League Baseball (MLB) have agreed a “multi-faceted” sponsorship deal that will give YouTube content creators behind-the-scenes access to the 2017 World Series. The agreement establishes YouTube TV as the presenting sponsor of the championship series, and will see it promote its new over-the-top TV offering as an alternative to cable for accessing […]

YouTube TV expands to half the US

YouTube has rolled out its subscription TV streaming service to 14 new markets in the US, expanding its reach to roughly half of American homes. The new rollouts include Seattle, Pittsburgh, Boston, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Memphis and Nashville. The other new markets are Cincinnati, West Palm Beach, San Antonio, Tampa, Columbus, Louisville and Jacksonville. YouTube […]

NBCU ‘sceptical of OTT services’

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke has expressed scepticism over the long-term impact of over-the-top channels services such as Sling TV, Hulu Live and YouTube TV. While noting that Comcast-owned NBCU had signed “very favourable” deals with most of the US’s a la carte channels providers, he claimed these were “not all that material” to the entertainment […]

YouTube TV rolls out in 10 more US markets

YouTube has rolled out its recently launched US subscription TV service in 10 new metro areas, making it available in 15 markets in total. YouTube TV is now available in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Phoenix and Washington DC. YouTube first unveiled the service in March and initially introduced […]

YouTube TV streaming service goes live

YouTube’s television streaming service, YouTube TV, has gone live in the biggest US metro areas, with more US American markets to be added soon. The service, which YouTube announced at the beginning of March, launched yesterday in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia. YouTube TV gives users access to some […]

YouTube launches live TV streaming service

YouTube has unveiled details of its much-anticipated television streaming service, describing it as “live TV designed for the YouTube generation”. YouTube TV is set to go live “soon” in the US with a line-up of more than 40 channels, including the biggest US broadcast networks. The service will be available across devices, includes a cloud […]