40 channels for $35 a month.
“YouTube TV” is set to be an alternative to more traditional cable or satellite TV services. For $35 a month, users will receive access to 40 television networks and content from YouTube’s already existing streaming service, YouTube Red. The service will allow users to record programs using unlimited cloud storage. Users will also have the ability to watch the service on almost any device.
At the announcement, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said, “There’s no question that millennials love great TV content, but what we’ve seen is they don’t want to watch it in the traditional setting.”
Available networks include all four of the major networks (CBS, NBC, FOX and ABC), as well as USA, FX, Fox Sport and NBC Sports. However, the service will be missing networks owned by Viacom (MTV, Comedy Central) or Turner (Cartoon Network, CNN).
There are not current plans for a release date, though YouTube expects the service to begin running in the next few months. There are no plans for broader, international release yet. YouTube will soon face competition from Hulu, which announced it will also be entering the same space. You. can watch a demo for “YouTube TV” below.
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