YouTube TV Launches, Google Attacks Cable with $35 TV Package

Cordcutters can watch ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, AMC, FX, USA, Disney Channel, Bravo, MSNBC and Fox News as YouTube OTT channels over broadband

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/4/6 –  “YouTube TV is designed to bring great content to the YouTube generation in a way that is tailored to their flexible and mobile-first lifestyles,” says YouTube TV content partnerships VP Kelly Merryman. “We’re thrilled to partner with AMC Networks and bring their hugely popular, cutting edge shows to the service.”


“YouTube has established itself as one of the world’s leading platforms for creators and content at the same time our networks have become must-have programming services for viewers, and we’re pleased to partner with YouTube on the launch of this innovative new service,” says YouTube president of distribution for AMC Bob Broussard. “Our partnership underscores the strength and appeal of AMC Networks’ content and brands, and we look forward to supporting YouTube’s development of this new platform.”

The broadcast channels are on board and so are ESPN and AMC at this time. More to follow. YouTube TV offers live TV from major broadcast and cable networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, AMC and local sports networks. YouTube TV has a cloud-based DVR. No storage space limits, 6 accounts per household, and streaming to your phone, tablet, computer, and TV.

One-month free trial. Subscription fee is $35 a month. Free Google Chromecast after your first month’s payment, while supplies last.

YouTube TV is launching in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and Philadelphia. If not living in a supported city, you can sign up to be notified when it’s available in your area.

What you get…

Live TV streaming from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Bravo,Comcast SportsNet, Disney Channel, Fox Sports Networks, FX, MSNBC and dozens more. Add Showtime or Fox Soccer Plus for an additional charge.

Cloud DVR can record all channels at the same time and won’t run out of space.  Keeps recordings for nine months.

Streams to your TV with a Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV.  More TV devices later this year. Streams to anywhere in the USA.

YouTube Red Originals are included in subscription, with those series and movies viewable in the new YouTube TV app.

Six accounts per membership to share with family or roommates. Each account has its own recommendations and no limit cloud DVR storage. Watch up to three streams at a time.

More networks are joining. BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, WE tv, and BBC World News will be included soon at no additional charge. Other networks that will be an additional cost will be Sundance Now and Shudder.

Twitter: @YouTubeTV@nbc ‏, @CBS

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