YouTube TV Ups Price, Adds Turner Channels

Google Feb. 14 announced it is adding Turner channels to online TV service, YouTube TV, in addition to raising the subscription price $5 to $40 for new members, effective March 13. Existing $35 monthly subscribers will not see a price hike.

In addition to TNT, Adult Swim, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, truTV, and Turner Classic Movies, among others, YouTube TV is adding NBA TV, the league’s 24-hour network, and MLB Network, Major League Baseball’s 24/7 TV network, to the YouTube TV base package.

In the coming months, it will add – for an additional fee – NBA League Pass, the league’s out-of-market live game service, and MLB.TV, the longest-running sports streaming service in the U.S.

YouTube TV is also expanding to 100 markets (85% of U.S. households) – up from five markets when it launched in last April.

“We’re committed to making YouTube TV the live TV experience you’ve been waiting for,” Heather Moonick, director content partnerships, YouTube TV, wrote on a blog post.

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