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YouTube TV Streaming Service Announced: Rejoice!


The first YouTube video was a short clip, 19 seconds, of website founder Jawed Karim at the Zoo in San Diego. The video was aptly named “Me at the Zoo,” and was the beginning of what would become a revolutionary tool for storytelling and sharing content over the internet.

YouTube has grown and changed a lot since then, and it appears poised to continue to do so.

YouTube has announced a new television streaming service it will soon begin offering, and sports fans might want to consider subscribing.

At $35 per month, “YouTube TV” will be cable free and available in the United States within a few months. Subscribers will be able to record an unlimited number of programs from up to 40 networks that will be available at launch when the service is up and running.

Among the number of traditional network channels, there are several sports channels being offered by the video giant.

They include:

  • ESPN
  • ESPN 2
  • ESPN 3
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • BTN
  • SECNetwork
  • Fox Prime Ticket
  • Golf Channel
  • CSN

For a list of all the channels that will be made available to subscribers without the need of a satellite or cable provider, see below.

This adds another wrinkle to the already substantial bevy of options available to consume media content. With a number of services already being offered, YouTube TV appears that it will weaken and further fracture an already fragile traditional television market.

For a number of years, research had shown that Americans watched television more than any other appliance in the house, that might be changing very soon.

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Michael is originally from Miami, FL and is of Cuban descent. He holds BFA from the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts and is also a New York city based stand-up comedian. Michael is 5'11", but wears elevators in his shoes to make himself 6 feet tall. Twitter: @MichaelNapoles
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