Washington - YouTube said Tuesday it will offer an online television service for $35 a month that will compete with similar subscription packages offered by cable companies.
Washington – YouTube said Tuesday it will offer an online television service for $35 a month that will compete with similar subscription packages offered by cable companies.
YouTube TV is tailored for younger generations seeking news, films and more programs without subscribing to cable or satellite service, according to YouTube chief executive, Susan Wojcicki. It will include content from more than 40 networks, including ESPN, ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC.
The new service will allow subscribers in US markets to get access on any connected device to the above-mentioned networks, along with “sports networks and dozens of popular cable networks,” according to YouTube.
“YouTube TV is designed specifically for the needs of a new generation of TV fans who want to watch what they want, when they want, how they want without commitment,” Wojcicki said during a press briefing streamed from YouTube offices in Southern California.
She added that the service will launch first in major US markets where local television content can be provided, with YouTube working to quickly expand availability.
YouTube TV will also allow limitless recording of shows on servers hosted in the internet cloud, so they can be saved for streamed viewing when convenient. It will be accessible on internet-linked mobile devices, and can be streamed to television screens.