YouTube to launch Internet television service: report
SAN FRANCISCO (Web Desks) – YouTube plans to launch a service that streams cable television channels to viewers over the Internet for the price of a subscription.
According to ,media reports, YouTube has prioritized creation of the service, called Unplugged, which could debut as early as next year, according to a report citing unnamed people associated with the project.
YouTube executives have talked about the plan with major media companies such as Viacom, NBCUniversal, and Twenty-First Century Fox but have 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.
YouTube last year introduced Red, were ad-free videos can be seen for monthly subscriptions of $10 in the United States.