YouTube TV reportedly adding new channels and markets, but also raising its price
It sounds like some big changes are coming to YouTube TV, and while some are good, others are not so great.
YouTube TV will gain several new channels tomorrow, February 14, according to a BuzzFeed post that has since been deleted. These new channels will include CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TBS, TNT, truth, and Turner Classic Movies.
Also coming to YouTube TV are nationally televised NBA games, the NBA All-Star Weekend, NBA Playoffs, the NBA TV channel, MLB postseason games, and MLB Network. UEFA soccer and PGA Championship golf are coming, too, and NBA League Pass and MLB.TV will be available for an extra fee.
Other good news for YouTube TV is that the service is expanding to 18 new markets. These are said to be Lexington, Dayton, Honolulu, El Paso, Burlington, Plattsburgh, Richmond, Petersburg, Mobile, Syracuse, Champaign, Springfield, Columbia, Charleston, Harlingen, Wichita, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton.
And then there’s the not so great news. YouTube TV will reportedly increase its monthly price on March 13 from $ 35 to $ 40. This pricing will only apply to new subscribers, though, so you should be able to sign up before then and keep your lower price.
YouTube TV is still a growing service in a market with lots of competition, so these new channels and new markets are good to see and are important if YouTube TV wants to compete against the likes of Sling and PlayStation Vue. As for the price increase, no one likes to see the price of a service go up, but at least YouTube TV is adding several new channels and keeping features like six user accounts and unlimited DVR while bumping up its price.