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YouTube TV to get Viacom channels this summer

It was announced this morning that YouTube TV will be getting Viacom channels added to its live TV streaming service.

YouTube TV will be getting channels such as BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land, VH1, BET Her, MTV2, Nick Jr., NickToons, TeenNick and MTV Classic, according to Variety.

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The addition of these channels will help it gain even more traction with consumers and help it bridge the gap between it and Hulu with Live TV, which have been said to be quite similar, in terms of what both services offer for live TV channels.

“We are thrilled to have reached an expanded agreement with YouTube TV that recognizes the full power of our newly combined portfolio as ViacomCBS,” said Ray Hopkins, president of Viacom’s U.S. networks distribution. “Google has been an excellent partner, and we look forward to bringing even more of our entertainment networks to YouTube TV subscribers for the first time.”

fuboTV pulled a similar move last year when it added these channels to its service. We even have a review of that and the service overall too.

YouTube TV is a service that has also recently added the ability to stream live feeds of The CW in select markets and is currently the exclusive streaming provider of PBS (excluding Locast, which is only available in certain markets)

The only question that remains now for YouTube TV is whether or not it will see a price increase due to the addition of so many new, popular channels. Right now, YouTube TV costs $49.99 a month, but that could change once the new Viacom channels launch this summer.

YouTube TV is available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV and Mac via the Google Chrome browser.

David Becker

Author: David Becker

Appleosophy Weekly

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