YouTube to offer cable TV

March 06, 2017
AP YouTube CEO Susan Wojicki speaks during the introduction of YouTube TV at YouTube Space LA in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, February 28.

 

NEW YORK (AP):

Fed up with paying for cable the traditional way? You may soon be able to subscribe to it over the internet with ... YouTube.

The Google-owned site, known for cat videos and do-it-yourself makeup tutorials, is the latest company to offer a version of cable that looks and feels more like Netflix. Dish, Sony and AT&T already have internet cable alternatives , and Hulu has one coming soon.

None of these have yet been huge hits. YouTube is hoping its expertise in recommendations and search makes it stand out.

Dubbed YouTube TV, the new service will cost US$35 a month for access to about 40 channels when it launches in the next few months, similar to rivals.

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