|Founded||February 28, 2017|
|Services||OTT Internet television|
|Parent||Google (through YouTube)|
YouTube TV is an American over-the-top internet television service that offers live TV, on demand video and cloud-based DVR from more than 70television networks. It is owned by YouTube, a subsidiary of Google. YouTube TV's line up includes major U.S. networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Fox, FX, AMC, CNN, Fox News, TBS, Discovery, and ESPN.
YouTube TV launched on February 28, 2017.
YouTube TV began streaming in April 2017 in five U.S. markets - New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco,In addition to national U.S. networks, YouTube TV broadcasts channels owned by those networks, their corporate owners and other media companies. Other channels include CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, BBC World News, The Smithsonian Channel (a venture by ViacomCBS-owned Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution); Sundance TV (owned by AMC Networks); numerous sports channels; Disney Channel (owned by The Walt Disney Company); and BBC America (jointly owned by AMC Networks and BBC Studios). YouTube TV members also have access to YouTube Premium original movies and shows (although a YouTube Premium subscription is not included with YouTube TV).
Also in 2017, YouTube added MLB Network and regional deals with the Seattle Sounders and Los Angeles FC of Major League Soccer.
On February 14, 2018, YouTube TV began carrying the Time Warner-owned Turner Broadcasting System's cable networks (including, among others, TBS, TNT, CNN and Cartoon Network). In addition, YouTube TV also announced a deal to add NBA TV and MLB Network.
The service expanded to cover 98 percent of U.S. households in January 2019.In March 2019, YouTube TV launched in Glendive, Montana, thus becoming available in every TV market in the United States.
On April 10, 2019, YouTube TV added nine networks owned by Discovery, Inc. (which include Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, HGTV and Food Network). This brought YouTube TV to more than 70 channels. Google also announced that they would be adding the Oprah Winfrey Network.The monthly price for all customers increased by about 42% compared to the launch price, and 25% compared to the March 2018 price, with no grandfathering available.
On July 29, 2019, at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Pasadena, California, YouTube TV announced it had signed a landmark multi-year deal with PBS to allow carriage of live streams of PBS member stations and PBS Kids Channel beginning as early as the fourth quarter of 2019 (just before or after the November pledge drives of select PBS stations). The deal – which is PBS’s first distribution agreement with a virtual multichannel video programming distributor (vMVPD) – would allow PBS stations the option of providing the direct over-the-air signals of local stations if they are able to clear the rights to at least 90% of their programming, a YouTube TV-exclusive dedicated feed in which shows that local PBS members are not able to clear for digital streaming would be replaced with separate programming or a PBS-provided national feed that would include programs fully cleared by the public broadcaster and localized station ID inserts (omitting local programs or pledge drives), and would allow YouTube TV to provide streams of up to three PBS member stations within a given market. Stations that choose to offer their main signal must notify YouTube TV if they plan to air a show without rights clearances, in which the service will replace the program with a blackout notice screen.On December 15, 2019, the first PBS affiliate stations were added to YouTube TV.
YouTube TV offers a cloud-based DVR service with unlimited storage that saves recordings for nine months.Each subscription can be shared among six accounts and allows up to three simultaneous streams.
Supported YouTube TV devices include:
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