Published On: Thu, May 7th, 2020

YouTube TV to benefit 14 some-more ViacomCBS channels in stretched placement deal

YouTube TV is expanding a lineup of channels interjection to a new, multi-year placement agreement with ViacomCBS, announced this morning. The Google-owned streaming TV use is gaining 14 new ViacomCBS channels as a outcome of a deal, including news, sports, and party offerings. It will also continue to lift CBS promote stations, CBS Sports Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian Channel, and The CW.

New channels including BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1 will arrive on YouTube TV this summer, where they’ll strech a service’s over 2 million subscribers.

Other channels, such as BET Her, MTV2, Nick Jr., NickToons, TeenNick and MTV Classic, will hurl out during a after time as partial of YouTube TV’s bottom package.

In addition, YouTube TV will continue to offer ViacomCBS’ reward subscription services, including Showtime, on a YouTube TV use and as an extended partnership on YouTube’s broader platforms.

The YouTube TV use currently costs $49.99/month for a lineup of over 70 networks, including live and internal sports, news, shows, cinema and more, as good as an total cloud DVR for recording favorites.

“We are anxious to have reached an stretched agreement with YouTube TV that recognizes a full energy of a newly total portfolio as ViacomCBS,” pronounced Ray Hopkins, President, U.S. Networks Distribution, ViacomCBS, in a matter about a deal. “Google has been an glorious partner, and we demeanour brazen to bringing even some-more of a party networks to YouTube TV subscribers for a initial time.”

The YouTube TV understanding follows a array of placement agreements ViacomCBS has cumulative over a past 6 months, including a new agreement with Verizon FiOS (disclosure: TechCrunch parent’s primogenitor association is Verizon). The Verizon understanding was a initial carriage understanding for ViacomCBS’ full portfolio of networks given a partnership between Viacom and CBS sealed in December.

ViacomCBS also did placement deals with Comcast in January, and with News Corp-controlled Australian compensate TV association Foxtel in March.

Meanwhile, a ViacomCBS giveaway streaming use Pluto TV has also recently reliable new placement deals with TiVo and Verizon, a latter opposite Verizon’s wireless network, on connected TV platforms like Stream TV, and on a compensate TV service, FiOS.

“We’re vehement to launch ViacomCBS’ portfolio on YouTube TV this summer, ” pronounced Lori Conkling, Global Head of Partnerships during YouTube TV, in an announcement. “Our stretched partnership delivers on a guarantee to offer a reward portfolio of calm to a YouTube TV subscribers, as good as opposite a YouTube platforms.”

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