YouTube TV is increasing its reside TV channels to incorporate extra Spanish-language content material and add-on choices.
The corporate introduced that starting right this moment, three new Spanish-language networks — Univision, UniMás, and Galavisión — could be becoming a member of the YouTube TV expertise at no extra value to subscribers. Notably, the brand new networks will embody protection of two occasions which might be simply across the nook: the twenty second Annual Latin Grammy Awards premiering on November 18th and the Campeones Cup airing on September twenty ninth. This week’s announcement corresponds with the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Native programming from Univision and UniMás will even be accessible to subscribers in choose markets, together with Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York, amongst different cities. Univision’s addition to the platform, in the meantime, will even give YouTube TV customers entry to the corporate’s on-demand content material in addition to the flexibility to log into the Univision app utilizing their YouTube TV data.
Univision networks aren’t extensively accessible on streaming TV providers — they’re lacking from Hulu and Sling, as an illustration — which might give YouTube an edge because it seems to be to choose up new clients. (Univision has its personal streaming targets: it plans to launch a brand new streaming service subsequent yr with ad-supported and paid plans.)
For viewers trying to unlock extra Spanish-language programming past the brand new networks, YouTube will even provide a brand new add-on possibility that features networks like Sony Cine, CNN Español, Discovery en Español, Estrella TV, Cinelatino, and Fox Deportes, amongst others. YouTube stated this add-on shall be made accessible within the “coming months,” and the package deal’s value and a full slate of included networks shall be introduced slightly nearer to its launch date.
Lastly, the corporate will quickly introduce a separate add-on for Pantaya, an on-demand streaming service for Spanish-language films, for $6 a month. That add-on will turn out to be accessible to YouTube TV customers within the coming weeks. YouTube TV, which presents over 85 channels, at present prices $65 a month.