YouTube TV is the largest live TV streaming service in the United States. For cord cutters around the world, sadly, the service is not offered in other parts of the world. Now, that may be changing, according to a a senior Google executive.
During this week’s Google earnings call for the 4th quarter of 2023, Google was asked about bringing YouTube TV to new markets around the world. “It is something we are closely looking at,” YouTube TV’s Chief Business Officer Philipp Schindler said. “There’s nothing specific I have to add at this moment in time on this one.”
This comes as already YouTube TV is reportedly looking at expanding into Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands something that became an issue with its new NFL Sunday Ticket deal.
According to a report from the Sports Business Journal, YouTube has informed the NFL that it will be unable to offer NFL Sunday Ticket in these markets until November 2023. To help address this issue, the NFL reached a deal with DIRECTV to offer NFL Sunday ticket in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands until YouTube could offer the service.
Outside of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, it is unknown what areas YouTube TV could be looking at. Though at some point, to continue growth, one of the easiest ways to do that will be to expand into new markets.