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YouTube TV Expands to 10 New Markets

20 Jul, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel



Google July 20 said YouTube TV is expanding into 10 new markets. Launched in April, the $35 monthly service is now available in the metro areas of Washington D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, and Charlotte.

The expansion marks the first time these markets will be serviced with live local feeds from all major broadcasters — ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC — in a live TV streaming service. 

YouTube TV is also expanding into Dallas-Fort Worth, featuring live local feeds from CBS, Fox and NBC, plus on-demand prime time programming from ABC. Previous markets included New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Philadelphia and Chicago.

The service also added AMC Networks, BBC World News, BBC America, IFC, WE tv, Sundance Channel, Olympic Channel, Telemundo and Universo, which means “The Walking Dead,” “Dr. Who,” “Orphan Black,” and “Portlandia,” are now available on YouTube TV.

Google claims millennials use YouTube TV more than any other generational group. According to Nielsen data from Q1 2017, half of traditional TV viewers are over 49, whereas YouTube TV is seeing over half of its viewership come from the coveted (by Madison Ave.) 18- to 34-year-old.

YouTube TV, which joins Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Spectrum TV Plus, Hulu Live TV and DirecTV Now in the online TV space, includes a cloud-based DVR, with no storage limits. Each recording will be stored for nine months.

Every YouTube TV membership comes with six accounts, each with its own unique recommendations and personal DVR with no storage space limits. You can watch up to three concurrent streams at a time.
 


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