YouTube launches on-demand live TV streaming service

The new YouTube TV streaming service will allow users to watch live and recorded shows from networks such as CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox -- but not CNN. Image courtesy of YouTube

March 1 (UPI) — YouTube has announced the $35-a-month, on-demand YouTube TV streaming service that will allow users to access live and recorded content without a satellite or cable subscription.

The service, which does not require a contract, will allow access to 40 networks as well as content from the YouTube Red service. The service works on almost device on which YouTube is available, the company said Tuesday.

Channels in the YouTube TV package include CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, USA, Bravo, MSNBC, ESPN and Fox News. YouTube TV shows from networks will have advertisements.

Turner Broadcasting channels, including CNN, HLN, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, MTV, Nickelodeon and VH1, are excluded from the service.

Up to six people can use the account for the same $35 price tag. YouTube is owned by Google, which said the service will be available sometime in spring.

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