YouTube TV

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YouTube TV
Subsidiary
IndustryPay television
FoundedFebruary 28, 2017
Headquarters
901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, California, U.S.
ServicesOTT Internet television
ParentAlphabet Inc. (through YouTube)
Websitetv.youtube.com

YouTube TV is a commercial service that streams more than 60 live TV networks via the Internet. A subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, YouTube TV's line up includes major U.S. neworks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, TBS and ESPN.[1]

YouTube TV launched in 2017.[2]

History[edit]

YouTube TV began streaming in April, 2017 in five U.S. markets - New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco,[3][4] 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 CBS-owned Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution); Sundance TV (owned by AMC Networks); numerous sports channels; The 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 Major League Baseball (MLB.tv) and regional deals with the Seattle Sounders and Los Angeles FC of Major League Soccer.[5][6]

Features[edit]

YouTube TV subscribers can save TV shows for later viewing - called a DVR service.

Supported devices[edit]

Supported YouTube TV devices include:

TV-connected[edit]

Mobile[edit]

Computer[edit]

Competitors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "YouTube TV". YouTube TV.
  2. ^ "YouTube TV launches today. It has some cool features and some big drawbacks". Los Angeles Times. Tronc. Associated Press. April 5, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "YouTube TV launches today. It has some cool features and some big drawbacks". Los Angeles Times. Tronc. Associated Press. April 5, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  4. ^ Christina Warren (April 5, 2017). "YouTube Is Officially in the Live TV Game Now". Gizmodo. Gizmodo Media Group. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  5. ^ Spangler, Todd (February 28, 2018). "YouTube TV Nabs Exclusive Streaming Rights to Seattle Sounders Games, Its Second MLS Deal". Variety. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  6. ^ Spangler, Andrew Wallenstein,Todd (January 31, 2018). "YouTube TV Strikes Unprecedented Deal for Pro Sports TV Rights (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 29, 2018.

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