- The new streaming TV service will reportedly be an expansion of Google’s YouTube.
- CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) has signed a deal for its channels to show up on the streaming TV service.
- The deal with CBS will include all of its content, such as live streaming of NFL games.
- Google is also in talks with Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS), Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA,VIAB) and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX,FOXA) to have their channels available via the streaming TV service.
- Rumors also claim that the tech company is in talks with Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) to offer its channels on the upcoming streaming TV service.
- Google Unplugged will offer less channels than what a typical cable subscription includes.
- Google is currently planning to launch the new streaming TV service during the first quarter of 2017.
- The cost of the streaming TV service hasn’t been pinned down yet, but sources claim it will range from $25 to $40.
- The streaming TV service will be separate from YouTube, but executives from that platform are reportedly working on Google Unplugged.
- YouTube and several content providers have refused to comment when asked about the upcoming streaming TV service.
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