Tuesday, June 30, 2020

It's Good To Be King: "YouTubeTV jacks up pricing to $64.99, most expensive cable TV alternative"

From USA Today:
Cutting the cord fans: Streaming cable TV alternatives are getting to be almost as expensive as cable TV. 
On Tuesday, Google-owned YouTube TV announced a monthly $15 price hike, bringing its streaming package of channels to $64.99 monthly, from $49.99. When YouTube TV launched in 2017, it was $35. 

In a company blog post, YouTube defended its decision by announcing the availability of additional channels from Viacom, including MTV and Nickelodeon. 
The move is effective Tuesday for new members, while existing subscribers will see their rates rise after July 30. 

"This new price reflects the rising cost of content and we also believe it reflects the complete value of YouTube TV, from our breadth of content to the features that are changing how we watch live TV," YouTube said....

Roger that, reflecting complete value.Over.