Google Plans To Launch YouTube Unplugged TV Streaming Service Next Year
We are almost halfway into 2016 and it looks like future of television is very bright in 2017. According to a report, YouTube is preparing a new service to broadcast TV shows through online streaming. This service will be called YouTube Unplugged, and it will launch sometime in 2017.
The report comes from Bloomberg, which suggests that Google has yet to sign agreements with other companies to stream actual content. The company has met with major networks including NBCUniversal, CBS, FOX, and Viacom, which is the company behind channels like MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central.
It is not clear right now that what kind of service or packages YouTube will deliver. Unless Google can make some unexpected deals, this YouTube service will stream content such as AMC, CNN, Disney channel, ESPN, various Fox properties, History channel, TNT and others.
The report suggests that YouTube is hoping to offer this service with a price tag of $35 per month or less. This is significantly higher than Sling, which charges $20 per month and if you add specialty channels such as HBO to Sling, it is quite easy to pay $35.
Unplugged is the second subscription based service followed by RED in 2015 , which is an ad-free website. Red`s original purpose was to stream music; this service was known as YouTube Music Key.
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