YouTube to appeal to cord-cutters with ‘Unplugged’ streaming TV service

What a time to be alive, and to be a cord cutter.

First reported by Bloomberg yesterday, YouTube is said to be working on its version of a cord cutting service, called ‘Unplugged,’ which is set to launch in 2017.

YouTube has already had discussions with NBCUniversal, CBS, Fox, and Viacom, and its offering would be similar to Dish’s Sling TV in that it would be a skinny bundle.

Google on Tuesday posted a job for a “Strategic Development Manager, Broadcaster Partnerships, YouTube” out of its New York office.

Hulu on Wednesday also confirmed the planned launch of a service built around live TV. It too is in active negotiations with major broadcasters, and may benefit from being partly owned by 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal, and Disney.

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