|Founded||February 28, 2017|
|Headquarters||901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, California, U.S.|
|Services||OTT Internet television|
|Parent||Alphabet Inc. (through YouTube)|
YouTube TV is a paid over-the-top content (OTT) MVPD streaming subscription service available for YouTube in the United States. It offers live streaming of programs from the five major broadcast networks in the U.S., as well as other channels. YouTube Premium original content is available for an additional fee.
On February 28, 2017, at a press conference at YouTube Space Los Angeles, YouTube announced the launch of YouTube TV, an over-the-top MVPD-style subscription service that would be available for United States customers. Initially launching in five major markets (New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco) on April 5, 2017, the service offers live streams of programming from the five major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC), as well as approximately 40 cable channels owned by the corporate parents of those networks, The Walt Disney Company, CBS Corporation, 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and Turner Broadcasting System (including among others Bravo, USA Network, Syfy, Disney Channel, CNN, Cartoon Network, E!, Fox Sports 1, Freeform, FX and ESPN). Subscribers can also receive Showtime and Fox Soccer Plus as an optional add-on for an extra fee, and can access YouTube Premium original content.
On March 3, 2017, YouTube announced a deal with Major League Baseball (MLB), adding MLB Network content to the service. On March 29, 2017, YouTube announced an update which allows the subscribers to see live channels per section. On March 28, 2017 and March 31, 2017, YouTube announced regional broadcast deals with the Seattle Sounders and Los Angeles FC of Major League Soccer.
A YouTube TV subscription allows users to watch videos on demand across the website, living room devices, and its mobile apps. Through the apps, users can also save videos to their DVR for viewing at a later time. YouTube TV is also available through smart TVs and set-top boxes such as Roku, Apple TV, as well as mobile apps. YouTube TV may also be watched on the Xbox One console.
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