Online TV streaming services are picking up steam so it’s not surprising to see new players trying to make it in this market. It’s believed that YouTube has been working on an online TV streaming service for some time now and some new information on this service has surfaced. It’s said that the YouTube TV streaming service is likely going to be launched next year with partners like CBS, ABC, and ESPN.
Online TV streaming services like Sony’s PlayStation Vue and Dish’s Sling TV enable subscribers to access channels that they would otherwise need a conventional cable subscription for. These streaming services don’t require any long-term contracts and allow users to pay by the month, it also enables them to watch on whichever supported device they please, so that’s why their popularity is growing.
The Information reports that YouTube has started finalizing deals with content providers who will be offering their channels through this new service. While nothing is said to have been set in stone just yet, it’s said that YouTube might work with partners like CBS, ABC, and ESPN.
It’s also said that YouTube might pass on smaller networks like HGTV and replace them with similar channels from YouTube. Previous reports suggest that YouTube is going to call this service Unplugged and that it’s going to be offered for under $35 per month.
YouTube hasn’t said anything about an online TV streaming service itself just yet but this report claims it’s going to launch the service in six to nine months.