YouTube bulks up its TV offering with the addition of BBC America, AMC and more

YouTube bulks up its TV offering with the addition of BBC America, AMC and more

YouTube is fleshing out its subscription TV offering with the addition of seven new channels, marking the first expansion for the service since it was launched earlier this year.

Several new networks including AMC, BBC America, Sundance TV, Telemundo, Universo, We TV and ICF, have been added to the platform's basic $35 package.

This means 46 channels are now available to subscribers on this tier, but YouTube TV is still lagging behind its main rival Sling TV which boasts 90 channels. At the moment, it is also only available in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, the Bay Area and Philadelphia.

YouTube TV hit screens in February, postioning itself as a cheaper alternative to cable packages and featuring programming from premium broadcasters including ABC, Fox, NBC and ESPN as well as a host of regional sports and other cable networks.

YouTube has yet to expand the service to new markets, although, according to TechSpot, the internet giant said it’ll be coming to additional areas in the near future.

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