- YouTube TV will expand to include more Viacom channels.
YouTube and ViacomCBS have announced a multi-year distribution deal that will add 14 channels to YouTube TV.
BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land, and VH1 will be some of the channels that will be added and available this summer. BET Her, MTV2, Nick Jr., NickToons, TeenNick and MTV Classic will also be included at a later date. YouTube TV will continue to keep CBS broadcast stations, CBS Sports Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian Channel, and The CW.
The deal will also include premium services including Showtime as well as an extended partnership on the broader YouTube platforms.
“We are thrilled to have reached an expanded agreement with YouTube TV that recognizes the full power of our newly combined portfolio as ViacomCBS,” said Ray Hopkins, President, U.S. Networks Distribution, ViacomCBS. “Google has been an excellent partner, and we look forward to bringing even more of our entertainment networks to YouTube TV subscribers for the first time.”
“We’re excited to launch ViacomCBS’ portfolio on YouTube TV this summer, ” said Lori Conkling, Global Head of Partnerships at YouTube TV. “Our expanded partnership delivers on our promise to offer a premium portfolio of content to our YouTube TV subscribers, as well as across the YouTube platforms.”
YouTube has over 2 million subscribers and offer other options including Hulu’s live pay-TV offering and Sling TV.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.