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Over 100 PBS local stations start streaming today on YouTube TV

Earlier this year, PBS announced it had secured streaming agreements for its member stations on YouTube’s live TV service, YouTube TV. Today, that deal goes live. PBS says over 100 of its local stations are now available on YouTube TV by way of dedicated live channels for both PBS and PBS Kids, as well through on-demand programming. More stations are expected to be added in 2020, PBS notes. YouTube TV’s service is available to 75% of U.S. households, significantly broadening PBS’ reach among cord-cutters. Before today, PBS programming has been…

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YouTube TV triples its footprint with launches in 10 more U.S. markets

YouTube TV, Googles entry in the crowded market of live TV streaming services, is now available in ten more U.S. metros, the company announced this morning. In nine of the ten markets, the service will include the live local feeds from all four major broadcasters ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. The ability to watch live television from major broadcasters has been one of YouTube TVs differentiated features since its debut, as it chose to go forgo nationwide availability in favor of a promise to deliver broadcast channels in the markets…

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YouTubes live TV streaming service goes live in five US cities for $35 per month

This Live interface is particularly slick; as you scroll, a preview of each channels live feed slides into place at the top almost instantly. It feels a lot like flipping channels to see whats on the ol cable box a concept that, in this age of picking and choosing anything you want to watch on demand, seems to be fading away. As someone who dropped his cable subscription half a decade ago, I forgot how natural it feels to just turn on some channel and let it babble in the…

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