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 now, 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 embrace protection of two occasions which can 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 may also be obtainable 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, may also 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 info.
Univision networks aren’t broadly obtainable on streaming TV companies — they’re lacking from Hulu and Sling, for example — which might give YouTube an edge because it seems to be to select up new prospects. (Univision has its personal streaming objectives: it plans to launch a brand new streaming service subsequent 12 months with ad-supported and paid plans.)
For viewers seeking to unlock extra Spanish-language programming past the brand new networks, YouTube may also supply 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 might be made obtainable within the “coming months,” and the package deal’s value and a full slate of included networks might be introduced somewhat 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 motion pictures, for $6 a month. That add-on will grow to be obtainable to YouTube TV customers within the coming weeks. YouTube TV, which presents over 85 channels, at present prices $65 a month.