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YouTube TV expands to 10 new markets

YouTube TV, Google’s OTT TV service, said it has expanded service into ten new markets, with the bulk of them getting a package that includes live, local feeds from ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC.YouTube TV is now airing local programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX in all of those markets, with the exception of Dallas, where ABC coverage is restricted to prime programming, minus the local news. The ability to watch live television from major broadcasters has been one of YouTube TV’s differentiated features since its debut, as it chose to go forgo nationwide availability in favor of a promise to deliver broadcast channels in the markets it serves.Those living in the following cities can now sign-up for YouTube TV: Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St.It officially launched in other cities in April and will soon launch in Dallas as well. YouTube TV now includes 48 broadcast and cable channels.In seeking to take on the established players, YouTube is banking on its mostly young, millennial audience springing for a monthly subscription to watch network and cable TV shows.It also offers many cable channels from AMC Networks, CBS, Disney, Fox, NBCUniversal. It’ll compete with other live TV services already available, including PlayStation Vue, Dish’s Sling TV and AT&T’s DirecTV now, among others. Altogether, YouTube is now available in 15 metropolitan areas across the U.S.YouTube TV now charges consumers $35 for access to close to 50 networks.