YouTube plans Internet television service: report
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US: YouTube plans to launch a service that streams cable television channels to viewers over the Internet for the price of a subscription, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
YouTube has made a priority of creating the service, called Unplugged, which could debut as early as next year, according to the report, which cited unnamed people close to the project.
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YouTube executives have talked about the plan with major media companies such as Viacom, NBCUniversal, and Twenty-First Century Fox but had yet to obtain rights to any content, according to unidentified sources cited by Bloomberg.
YouTube is a unit of Alphabet-owned Google, where it has been billed as a star performer when it comes to attracting viewers and revenue.
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YouTube last year introduced Red, were ad-free videos can be seen for monthly subscriptions of $10 in the United States.
When contacted by AFP, YouTube declined to comment on the Unplugged report.