YouTube TV

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 […]

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 […]