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Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 6:42AM EDT
YouTube to sell advertisers on viewers who watch on their TV sets
YouTube is trying to get traditional TV ad revenue by capitalizing on viewers who watch YouTube and YouTube TV on their TV screens.
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
The high cost of pay TV is why cord-cutting soared in 2017
According to a report from TiVo, 87% of cord-cutters cited the high cost of cable as the reason they pulled the plug. As Variety reports, "the average price U.S. consumers said they would pay for a package of self-selected channels is $35.87 per month. That’s in line with the prices of DirecTV Now, Sling TV and YouTube TV. By contrast, only 15% of pay-TV customers say they pay less than $50 per month — and 56% said they shell out $76 or more per month for cable or satellite TV." ALSO: Former Fox/WB/NBC boss Garth Ancier reveals how he cut the cord.
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 2:32PM EST
YouTube TV confirms it's adding Turner channels and raising prices for new members
YouTube TV subscribers will have access to Turner channels, including Turner Classic Movies, TNT, TBS, CNN and Cartoon Network, truTV and Adult Swim, as well as NBA TV and MLB Network. The service will also increase its subscription fee $40 per month for new members beginning March 13, but anyone who signs up before then will continue to pay the current $35 a month price.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
YouTube TV will reportedly raise its price and add the Turner family of channels
The streaming service's monthly price will go up from $35 to $40 a month, according to a Buzzfeed post that has since been removed because it contained embargoed information. Concurrent with the price hike, YouTube will reportedly add Turner channels, including CNN, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT and TCM.