YouTube pay-TV service?
May 5, 2016
YouTube is working on a paid subscription service, tentatively branded ‘Unplugged’, that would offer US customers a bundle of cable TV channels streamed over the Internet, according to a Bloomberg report. The service could debut as soon as next year.
Google-owned YouTube has discussed these plans with most major US media companies, including Comcast, NBCUniversal, Viacom, Twenty-First Century Fox and CBS – although no content deals are yet to have been struck.
YouTube already offers a $9.99-a-month subscription service called YouTube Red in the US that allows viewers to watch videos without interruption from advertisements.