YouTube working on 'Unplugged' streaming cable TV service
Google is reportedly working on a new standalone TV service named 'Unplugged' which could soon become a part of securely packaged deals on YouTube.
The company is in talks with major media corporations like CBS, NBCUniversal, Fox, Viacom, and others to obtain these exclusive deals and the rights to launch the new TV service, Bloomberg reported.
YouTube will feature live TV content including paid service for custom bundles wherein a user can expend a bit more money to purchase less-viewed shows at a lower price point.
YouTube is expected to offer a collection of less-watched TV channels and theme-based smaller groups of channels.
For instance, a YouTube Unplugged comedy bundle might include three or four TV channels such as Comedy Central while a lifestyle package might include the Style Network, explains Bloomberg.
The company is likely to charge one subscription for the main package, and extra monthly fees for the theme-based groups.
Those who haven't subscribed for Playstation Vue or Sling TV might consider the YouTube service as an alternate choice.