YouTube TV adds Turner content and ups price
YouTube TV, the streaming service of the Google-owned video platform, has increased the cost of its service and upped its content offering after adding channels from Turner, the US media giant.
From 13 March, the cost of a subscription to YouTube TV, which is available in around 100 US markets, will rise from $35 to $40 per month for new members.
YouTube has said the $35 charge will remain for existing members, for now.
Eight Turner channels will be available on YouTube TV, including CNN, the news network, TNT, the cable and satellite channel which shows basketball’s NBA, and TBS, which airs Major League Baseball.
YouTube TV, which launched in April last year, carries all the major US networks such as ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC, plus the channels of leading sports broadcaster ESPN.
Earlier this month, the platform struck a significant deal with Los Angeles FC to become the exclusive local market rights-holder of matches played by Major League Soccer's newest entrant.
YouTube TV is to act as the official live TV partner and official video partner of LAFC, marking the first time that a North American professional sports team has agreed an exclusive rights deal with a digital platform rather than a TV network.