Published on January 23rd, 2019 | by Brad Gibson0
YouTube TV going nationwide, adding 95 new markets
Google’s streaming TV service YouTube TV is expanding nationwide today by adding another 95 markets and growing its coverage to 98 percent of the U.S.
Some of the new YouTube TV markets include Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Boise, Idaho; Evansville, Ind.; Augusta, Ga./Aiken, S.C.; Johnstown-Altoona-State College, Pa.; Springfield-Holyoke, Mass.; Reno, Nev.; Lincoln, Tenn.; Tallahassee, Fla./Thomasville, Ga.; Peoria-Bloomington, Ill.; Tyler-Longview, Texas; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Montgomery-Selma, Ala.
YouTube TV includes live streaming from more than 60 networks like CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX, including local affiliate coverage from those networks in 90 percent of markets, premium networks, like Starz, for an additional monthly charge and unlimited cloud DVR recording. The lineup also includes AMC, Cartoon Network, CNN, ESPN, Fox News, FS1, FX, TBS, TNT and several regional sports networks.
“Since YouTube TV’s early days, it’s been important for us to create an experience that brings you the best of your favorite TV content. As part of that effort, we’ve offered local feeds from broadcasters, allowing you to catch up with the content that matters to you,” YouTube wrote in a statement.
While Google has not disclosed subscriber numbers for YouTube TV, the service reportedly increased from around 300,000 paying subscribers in January 2018 to 800,000 in July. It raised prices from $35 to $40 a month in February of last year shortly after adding Turner’s networks including CNN and TBS. Existing YouTube TV subscribers were grandfathered in at the original price.