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YouTube Announces Its Live Streaming TV Service

March 2, 2017

The wait is over. Google, a YouTube parent company, launched YouTube TV and took on cable. YouTube TV is a paid subscription service that streams a bunch of premium broadcast and cable networks to your mobile device, tablet and computer.

Photo: Pixabay
Photo: Pixabay

After a year or so of rumours, YouTube unveiled an attack on entertainment industry with a live TV service. As of 1 March, YouTube YouTube confirmed how its channels will be bundled and priced. The new service will feature more than 40 providers including the big broadcast networks, ESPN, regional sports networks and dozens of popular cable networks. Skinny bundles, as Wired called them, will include only those channels you really want, at a price that is cheaper than traditional cable. “Meet YouTube TV. It’s live TV designed for the YouTube generation—those who want to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, without commitments,” wrote YouTube on its blog. For the time being, YouTube TV will be available only in US.