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YouTube announced the launch of a paid service for watching television. Work on the project, which was a priority for the company, conducted in 2012
YouTube will launch a service for watching television online. This was announced by CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki, reports Reuters.
The new service, called YouTube TV, designed for a young audience is actively using mobile applications. “Millennials love TV content, but we see that they do not want to consume it in a traditional way,” said Wojcicki.
The exact date of the launch of YouTube TV yet to be announced, Wojcicki said only that service will begin in the coming months. According to The Verge, YouTube TV will be connected to the four major broadcast networks in the United States — ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. In addition, users will be able to view cable channels. The service will cost $35 per month, users will also receive a free subscription to the YouTube Red.
That Youtube is working on creating a paid service that will provide users with access to cable channels, broadcast via the Internet, it became known in may last year. Sources Bloomberg soobshili that the new service, which would be called Unplugged, is a priority project for YouTube, which is being negotiated in 2012. The news Agency said that the launch is scheduled for 2017.
In the fall of 2015 YouTube, part of Google owned by Google Inc., released its first paid service called YouTube Red. It allows subscribers to watch videos without ads.