YouTube TV is the new online television service. It will offer 40 channels like Disney or ESPN, in addition to original series
YouTube will launch an online television service in the coming months, Google announced from the YouTubeSpaceheadquartersin Los Angeles. It will offer broadcasts from four major US groups and cable channels, said CEO Susan Wojcicki.
The YouTube Tv service will be available through a monthly subscription of US $ 35. It will allow up to six user accounts per subscriber. It is designed to offer content for young people interested in news, movies and more without hiring cable or satellite services.
” YouTube TV is designed specifically for the needs of a new generation of TV fans who want to see what they want, when they want, as they want, without compromise,” said Wojcicki
The platform will broadcast, in addition to its own content, approximately 40 channels, including ESPN of Walt Disney Co, ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC, an offer similar to that offered by its competitors. But it will be limited in the beginning to few cities where it has agreements with diffusers.
The new online TV proposal will seek to gain ground to Dish Network Corp’s Sling TV, AT & T’s DirecTV Now and Sony Corp’s PlayStation Vue, services designed to appeal to the public abandoning traditional cable packages.
According to the AP news agency, there are about three million households with traditional television in the United States compared to four years ago, a decrease of about 3%. The YouTube TV competition brings together 1.5 million customers .
The audience targeting YouTube consumes primarily the Netflix service. But there are other problems that the new offer could face: not offering substantial savings compared to traditional television service, having incomplete channel programming and inconsistent video quality.
Chains such as MSNBC, E !, Telemundo, SyFy, National Geographic and FX will also be included on YouTube TV. While channels such as Showtime and Fox Soccer Plus may be included for an additional charge.
YouTube TV will allow you to record the contents that the user wants using the storage unit in the cloud. It can be seen from smartphones and tablets to computers and television.