YouTube TV

YouTube TV ups price and adds Turner channels

YouTube TV is set to up its price from US$35 to US$40 per month, has added a host of Turner channels, and plans to up its sports output. The news came as YouTube said it will also expand its over-the-top pay TV service to 100 US markets in the coming weeks. YouTube is adding TNT, […]

TiVo agrees expanded patent deal with Google

TiVo has signed an expanded, multi-year patent agreement with Google that now includes YouTube TV. The agreement covers Google’s use of TiVo’s patented technologies worldwide and offers a license for Google’s products and services across internet-based platforms and devices. “The world of video entertainment is expanding with exciting new consumer offerings such as YouTube TV,” […]

YouTube TV rolls launches in 34 new metro areas

YouTube has rolled out its subscription YouTube TV service to 34 new metro areas, making it now available in more than 80 cities and locales across the US. The new launch areas include Albany, Baton Rouge, Buffalo, Colorado Springs, Des Moines, Flint, Rochester, Fresno, Knoxville, New Orleans, Omaha, Providence, Spokane, Toledo, Tulsa and Tuscon. YouTube […]

YouTube TV app launches on LG, Samsung TVs

YouTube has launched the app for its US subscription service, YouTube TV, on Samsung and LG TVs. The YouTube TV app is now available to download on 2016 and 2017 models of Samsung and LG TVs in the US and will be available soon on 2014 and 2015 models. YouTube is also planning to expand […]

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 […]