When former MSNBC Live host and The Young Turks founder and CEO Cenk Uygur launched TYT’s digital video product in 2005, his vision was to eventually transform it into a 24-hour news and entertainment digital channel. This is even before the existence of OTT. Uygur’s vision is now being realized, starting today.
The progressive, millennial-focused media company has launched TYT Network on YouTube TV, a 24-hour channel which can be viewed on the YouTube TV app on mobile, tablet, computer and TV, and through apps built for Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Android TVs and Samsung and LG smart TVs.
“Arriving on YouTube TV is a monumental step for TYT and a fantastic partnership for both sides,” TYT chief business officer Steve Oh said in a statement. “OTT platforms like YouTube TV are the perfect solution for cord-cutters and cord-nevers, the very same people who make up a huge percentage of TYT’s enormous fanbase.”
The TYT Network on YouTube TV will feature 24/7 programming from TYT, including The Young Turks, the first daily video show on YouTube in 2005, TYT Interviews, NerdAlert, What The Flick?!, Think Tank, Pop Trigger and more.
Dan Rather‘s weekly newscast on TYT, The News With Dan Rather, will continue to air Mondays at 5:30 p.m., but will not be part of the new YouTube TV channel.
Previously, TYT produced programming such as The Young Turks on Current TV and on Fusion.
In addition to the existing programs, TYT is launching four new shows as part of its arrival on YouTube TV:
- Airing in the morning, The Damage Report will feature John Iadarola, host of the recently debuted environmental-focused show on go90, True North, helping viewers focus in on the most important and most pressing issues facing the country today.
- #NoFilter features important analysis and commentary from TYT host Ana Kasparian, in the fiery, unfiltered style that only Ana can provide.
- Break out the good stuff! The Happy Half Hour, hosted by Brett Erlich, will help take the edge off by bringing viewers the best (as in “not bad”) news of the week.
- In Old School Sports, TYT Sports host Rick Strom will revisit classic games and rivalries to analyze the societal factors that contributed to each event through the lens of what we now know.