Today Google announced that PBS and PBS are coming to YouTube TV. This comes as PBS announced back in March that they are in talks to bring PBS to live TV streaming services with the hopes of being live on at least one service by the end of 2019. Now it has been confirmed that PBS and PBS Kids are coming to YouTube TV..
Update: Google has confirmed to Cord Cutters News that this deal with PBS will bring PBS local stations to YouTube TV, not just a national feed.
We are excited to announce that a new network will be coming to the YouTube TV lineup later this year: @PBS and @PBSKIDS. Welcome to the family! ???????????? pic.twitter.com/AaatKyl0tU
— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) July 29, 2019
“We’re excited to launch our very first local livestream on YouTube TV,” said PBS Chief Digital and Marketing Officer Ira Rubenstein. “Our goal is to reach as many Americans as possible with content that educates, inspires and entertains. As a broadcaster that is rooted in communities, we appreciate YouTube’s commitment to local content, and we are pleased that this service provides audiences with access to programming that is produced and distributed by our member stations.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with PBS to introduce both the PBS and PBS KIDS channels to YouTube TV,” said Lori Conkling, Global Head of Partnerships at YouTube. “Audiences of all ages love and trust PBS, and today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to delivering the best possible lineup for our subscribers.”
PBS has announced that they will be live on YouTube TV by the end of 2019.
This is breaking news we will post more as we learn more.
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