YouTube TV

YouTube TV
Industry Pay television
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.[1] 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.[2][3]

The service was launched February 28, 2017. It includes ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, NBC and other networks.[4]


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,[4][5] 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.[6][7]

On March 3, 2017, YouTube announced a deal with Major League Baseball (MLB), adding MLB Network content to the service.[8][9] On March 29, 2017, YouTube announced an update which allows the subscribers to see live channels per section.[10] 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.[11][12]


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.[13][14][15]

See also


  1. "YouTube TV Help available locations". YouTube Help. Google. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  2. "Could YouTube TV Mean the End of Cable?". The Atlantic.
  3. "YouTube launches its own streaming TV service". The Verge.
  4. 1 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.
  5. Christina Warren (April 5, 2017). "YouTube Is Officially in the Live TV Game Now". Gizmodo. Gizmodo Media Group. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  6. Dave Lee (March 1, 2017). "YouTube takes on cable with new TV service". BBC. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  7. Tom Huddleston, Jr. (March 1, 2017). "Meet YouTube TV: Google's Live TV Subscription Service". Fortune. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  8. "YouTube TV will soon include MLB's streaming service". engadget.
  9. "Major League Baseball expande parceria com YouTube TV". (in Portuguese).
  10. "Atualização do app YouTube TV permite personalizar a seção de canais ao vivo". Tudo Celular (in Portuguese).
  11. Spangler, Todd (February 28, 2018). "YouTube TV Nabs Exclusive Streaming Rights to Seattle Sounders Games, Its Second MLS Deal". Variety. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  12. Spangler, Andrew Wallenstein,Todd (January 31, 2018). "YouTube TV Strikes Unprecedented Deal for Pro Sports TV Rights (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  13. "YouTube TV FAQ: Pricing, Channels, Devices and More". tomsguide.
  14. "YouTube TV is exactly what live TV streaming should look like in 2017". mashable.
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