Rumor: YouTube’s TV channels live streaming fee




YouTube would be planning to offer video streams on its site that come from TV stations. The service should be called Unplugged and been prepared since 2012. However Parent company Alphabet has released nothing about the plans.

Youtube (logo) The rumors are coming from the usually well-informed Bloomberg. The site relies on anonymous sources who were familiar with the plans. Unplugged would have to be a paid TV service and the user will have access to a number of TV channels streamed over the Internet. What should be paid for Unplugged is unclear, and is also not known whether the service is offered jointly with the other paid service YouTube: Red. However, there may be several bundles, each with its own theme which the user can subscribe individually, according to Bloomberg.

YouTube would reportedly been since 2012 in talks with TV bosses to record their station Unplugged. There have been negotiations with major content providers such as Comcast, NBC Universal, Viacom, Twenty-First Century Fox and CBS; thereby is so obvious that it is US companies. Whether there are plans for an international offer was not clear from the Bloomberg news. Furthermore, YouTube would not yet have reached a final agreement with the TV channels.

In 2017 should be launched Unplugged, all YouTube itself has not yet announced the plans. The video site did not respond to questions from Bloomberg.


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