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    YouTube TV, live TV service, launches at $35pcm in USA

    The service will include 40 live channels plus an 'unlimited Cloud DVR' for recordings.
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    Re: YouTube TV, live TV service, launches at $35pcm in USA

    Well, this might cause a stir somewhere. I have mixed reactions already. If this works out well for YouTube, there's just the smallest possibility they might stop being so militant about forcing advertising on us on their actual video site. Regardless, the YouTube site itself is somewhat ill at its core.

    Maybe transitioning the audience of the website back to TV will bring everybody full circle, we'll forget about all of YouTube's past wasted potential and crimes against users. Or maybe this will just be a niche TV service for people scared of paperwork.

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    Re: YouTube TV, live TV service, launches at $35pcm in USA

    I think this might p*** off the Cable networks who have the viewing pleasures of the public locked down tighter'n a nuns chuff

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    Re: YouTube TV, live TV service, launches at $35pcm in USA

    $35pcm is quite a lot for what you get, isn't it? Now TV is only £6 a month for a similar offer...

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    Re: YouTube TV, live TV service, launches at $35pcm in USA

    But thats UK, and only Sky so I think it's quite hard to compare the 2 offerings.

    I think for US this might take off considering the horrendous pricing of some providers, assuming they get the content that people want of course. Will cable providers fight back? Yup, and they have got a lot of power and money behind them.

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    Re: YouTube TV, live TV service, launches at $35pcm in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    But thats UK, and only Sky so I think it's quite hard to compare the 2 offerings.

    I think for US this might take off considering the horrendous pricing of some providers, assuming they get the content that people want of course. Will cable providers fight back? Yup, and they have got a lot of power and money behind them.
    Google is hardly lacking for power or money either.

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    Re: YouTube TV, live TV service, launches at $35pcm in USA

    But that isn't their only area of business.
    Embedded cable companies with millions of customers in contract, with exclusive access to certain content and existing relationships with businesses and regulators arguably have the high ground here.

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    Re: YouTube TV, live TV service, launches at $35pcm in USA

    If it ever comes to the UK,



    we will still need a TV license ROFL!

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    Re: YouTube TV, live TV service, launches at $35pcm in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    we will still need a TV license ROFL!
    Only if you're watch it live.

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    Re: YouTube TV, live TV service, launches at $35pcm in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    I think this might p*** off the Cable networks who have the viewing pleasures of the public locked down tighter'n a nuns chuff
    Or the end of net neutrality.

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    Re: YouTube TV, live TV service, launches at $35pcm in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Top_gun View Post
    Only if you're watch it live.
    Not any more...

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/help/tvlicence
    Last edited by Rob_B; 01-03-2017 at 09:12 PM.

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    Re: YouTube TV, live TV service, launches at $35pcm in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    $35pcm is quite a lot for what you get, isn't it? Now TV is only £6 a month for a similar offer...
    NowTV only gives you 11 channels for that though, and only 7 genuine "pay tv" channels - Google are offering a lot more content for the money..although equally I can't comment on how many are the "top tier" ones to go for an equivalent comparison.

    It's an interesting change in the market though, later than many predicted..but it's the way it's going. With Sky launching their sky branded streaming only (i.e. no dish, no cable) service in the relatively near future too, there will be a sizeable amount of competition in the next few years. Remains to be seen whether we'll see companies like Amazon snapping up any of those broadcast rights to add to their existing on-demand content.

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    Re: YouTube TV, live TV service, launches at $35pcm in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Top_gun View Post
    Or the end of net neutrality.
    Unfortunately Net Neutrality is slowly being eroded everywhere

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    Re: YouTube TV, live TV service, launches at $35pcm in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    Only applies to iplayer, if you're using any of the other TV on demand options then you don't need a licence

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    Re: YouTube TV, live TV service, launches at $35pcm in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Unfortunately Net Neutrality is slowly being eroded everywhere
    It will if we all allow ourselves this piece of lazy thinking. Perhaps a better suggestion is to look at other countries where they have bought in legislation to protect 'net neutrality'. You may wish to look at countries like Holland for example and hope this will change your 'half glass empty' perspective.

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