ViacomCBS has struck a deal with YouTube TV to bring 14 of its channels to the popular streaming service.
YouTube TV is one of the newer TV streaming services, joining Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV and others. The service has quickly become a favorite with a well-rounded combination of channels, features and price. One glaring omission was some of the ViacomCBS stations, such as Comedy Central, MTV, CMT, Paramount Network and more. With today’s announcement, that omission has finally been fixed.
BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1 will be available this summer, with BET Her, MTV2, MTV Classic, Nick Jr., NickToons and TeenNick coming on at a later date.
“We are thrilled to have reached an expanded agreement with YouTube TV that recognizes the full power of our newly combined portfolio as ViacomCBS,” said Ray Hopkins, President, U.S. Networks Distribution, ViacomCBS. “Google has been an excellent partner, and we look forward to bringing even more of our entertainment networks to YouTube TV subscribers for the first time.”
“We’re excited to launch ViacomCBS’ portfolio on YouTube TV this summer, ” said Lori Conkling, Global Head of Partnerships at YouTube TV. “Our expanded partnership delivers on our promise to offer a premium portfolio of content to our YouTube TV subscribers, as well as across the YouTube platforms.”
The announcement is good news for current YouTube TV subscribers and will likely help the service gain even more.