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Posted Tuesday 10/16/18 at 9:10PM EDT
YouTube and YouTube TV suffer a worldwide outage
Since about 9:20 p.m. ET Tuesday night, YouTube and YouTube TV streaming service have been down. "Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues," YouTube tweeted. "We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated."
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 2:51AM EDT
YouTube TV offers one week of free service after its World Cup outage
“To help make this right, we’d like to offer you a week of free service,” according to an email sent to YouTube TV subscribers. “You’ll receive another email soon, confirming your account has been credited.”
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Fox Sports is expected to lose money for this year's World Cup
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Viewership was down by one-third from 2014, as this year's ratings were essentially decided when the U.S. men's team failed to quality for the first time since 1986. ALSO: YouTube TV said "timing is horrible" as it suffered a service outage during the England-Croatia game.
Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 5:37PM EDT
YouTube TV adds Starz
Source: TV Guide
Subscribers to YouTube TV can add 14 Starz and Starz Encore streaming channels for $9 a month.
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
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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
Source: 9 To 5 Google
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.