YouTube TV Has Delayed The Addition of PBS & PBS Kids For a “Few More Weeks”




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youtube tv logoLast week you may have seen our report that PBS would be added to YouTube TV starting on the 4th of November. Now according to several PBS Stations, YouTube TV and PBS have jointly decided to delay the rollout of YouTube TV for a few more weeks.

According to a post on Twitter from the Twin Cities PBS, both YouTube TV and PBS hope to have PBS live on YouTube TV by the end of 2019. Here is what that tweet said: “PBS and YouTube TV have jointly decided to delay the launch for a few more weeks with a target prior to 2020.  Everyone wants the best experience for viewers; therefore some final testing is still being rolled out.”

Update: That tweet has now been deleted. Cord Cutters News is still hearing that PBS is trying to be live on YouTube TV by the end of 2019.

We have heard for some time now that some smaller PBS stations have been struggling to get ready for the launch of PBS on YouTube TV. It is possible that this is the cause of the delay as both YouTube TV and PBS work to get as many PBS affiliates live as possible.

Cord Cutters News will post updates as we learn more.

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