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ESPN, Fox Sports to broadcast on Youtube's new TV streaming service

ESPN, Fox Sports to broadcast on Youtube's new TV streaming service

Since its inception, YouTube in particular has had copyright issues with the TV and movies studios and music labels. In its announcement blog post, the company highlighted the ability to watch YouTube TV on traditional sets via the company's Chromecast device. That subscription price will get you six individual user accounts, each with their own profiles and suggested content. The package includes 10 sports networks, MSNBC, CBS News, Fox News, Disney channel, Bravo and E! as well as local channel offerings, and YouTube original TV and film content. Recode reports that Google's artificial intelligence software will power the service's recommendation system.

Move over Sling TV, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, and pretty much every other online TV streaming service: YouTube, the first king of Internet video, is getting into the TV subscription business. Showtime will be available for an additional fee.

Still, YouTube TV lacks some notable cable channels - CNN, HBO and Cartoon Network are not on the list featured in the YouTube blog post, for example. Typing in "time travel", for instance, will pull up all available content with that theme. YouTube TV will be a standalone app downloaded to phones (both iOS and Android), tablets (same), or computers. YouTube also has a virtual DVR service with unlimited storage, but shows will automatically delete after nine months.

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Of course, YouTube TV can not overcome some hard-and-fast rules of the traditional TV setting: you won't be able to watch live National Football League games on your phone, for instance, though you will be able to cast them to your TV. It has launched stars and given rise to the influencer and creator movement while also being a hub for new opportunities through its YouTube Red subscription service.

YouTube isn't ruling out working with those programmers down the line.

All of the live digital services provide TV networks an avenue to make up for their loss of customers to "cord cutting", or the dropping of pay TV.

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