January 23, 2019
Google-owned YouTube TV Jan. 23 disclosed it is expanding service to 95 markets nationwide. The market penetration now rivals online TV competitors such as Dish Networks’ Sling TV and AT&T’s DirecTV Now.
Launched nearly two years ago, YouTube TV costs $40 monthly offering more than 60 pay-TV channels, including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, TNT, TBS, CNN, ESPN and FX, six concurrent streaming options and a cloud-based DVR.
“With this national expansion, we’re providing complete local affiliate coverage by providing local feeds from the four largest broadcasters in over 90% of the markets where YouTube TV is available,” Ben Moores, program manager, YouTube TV, wrote in a blog post.