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YouTube TV gets TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, CNN and a price bump

YouTube TV gets TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, CNN and a price bump
From Engadget - February 14, 2018

YouTube's Heather Moosnick said that the decision to add channels and raise the price is a result of a balance between content and price that the company has been paying attention to since YouTube TV launched. "We have looked at both qualitative and quantitive info to understand what is the perfect package for our users, the vast majority of whom otherwise stopped watching live TV," she said. "Live sports was a key driver in terms of getting new users interested and subscribing to [YouTube TV]."

The timing of this expansion is no accident; the NBA All-Star game is taking place this Sunday, while the NCAA basketball tournaments are only a few weeks away. But even non-sports fans will probably find something to like in this expansion, which gives YouTube TV a comparable channel lineup to competitive services from Hulu and Sony.

This new price also puts YouTube TV in line with both Sony's PS Vue service as well as Hulu's live TV plan, both of which cost $40 per month. Of course, each option has different perksHulu comes with access to the service's extensive on-demand catalog and original content, while YouTube and Sony both offer unlimited cloud DVR storage, for example.

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