What: Google’s online skinny bundle adds new TV networks.
Why it Matters: Because Hispanic networks Telemundo and Universo, both of them NBC affiliates, are part of the new TV networks package for the U.S. that was launched by Google in April. With the addition of these and other channels, YouTube TV gains a bigger foothold in the pay TV service arena.
A little more than a month after its launch, YouTube TV continues to add networks to its pay TV service, including Hispanic networks Telemundo and Universo, which join AMC, IFC, BBC America, Sundance TV, and We TV.
YouTube TV, Google’s online skinny bundle, is available in some U.S. cities for $35 a month.
With the addition of the new channels, YouTube TV now offers 46 networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, as well as the FOX and NBCU news channels, and ESPN, FOX Sports, and Sports Network, among others.
Showtime and FOX Soccer Plus may be added to the package for $11 and $15 a month, respectively.
The service also offers a virtual DVR with unlimited capacity for users to record all the content they want, with access from any device.
It also offers support for smartphones, tablets, computers or TVs through Google Chromecast; access to movies, series and other YouTube Red original content; and six accounts per subscription for sharing with family or friends.
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