YouTube TV, which provides more than 40 networks, including local ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC affiliates, is expanding to 14 new markets.
Now included: Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Columbus, OH, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Seattle-Tacoma, Tampa-St. Pete, and West Palm Beach. With the expansion, YouTube TV becomes the No. 1 streaming service to offer four live local broadcast feeds. CW and PBS affiliates are not included in the service.
The Google service is also laying the groundwork for another 17 markets including Austin, Birmingham, Cleveland, Denver, Grand Rapids, Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, Harrisburg, Hartford, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego and St. Louis.
Because it has deals with AMC, CBS, Disney/ABC, FOX and NBCU, many of those networks’ cable channels are included: everything from Bravo and MSNBC, to Fox News and FX, 5 ESPN channels, 3 Disney channels and 2 from Fox Sports. Two new channels were also added today: Newsy, the news streaming network from Scripps and the Tennis Channel.
YouTube TV’s last expansion, just last month, included markets like Atlanta, Houston and Washington, D.C.
YouTube TV is also now measured by Nielsen’s Digital in TV Ratings which gives media buyers and sellers a more comprehensive look at audiences.