YouTube TV is a paid over-the-top content (OTT) MVPD streaming subscription service available for YouTube in the United States. It offers live streaming of programs from the five major broadcast networks in the U.S., as well as other channels. YouTube Premium original content is available for an additional fee.
On February 28, 2017, at a press conference at YouTube Space Los Angeles, YouTube announced the launch of YouTube TV, an over-the-top MVPD-style subscription service that would be available for United States customers. Initially launching in five major markets (New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco) on April 5, 2017, the service offers live streams of programming from the five major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC), as well as approximately 40 cable channels owned by the corporate parents of those networks, The Walt Disney Company, CBS Corporation, 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and Turner Broadcasting System (including among others Bravo, USA Network, Syfy, Disney Channel, CNN, Cartoon Network, E!, Fox Sports 1, Freeform, FX and ESPN). Subscribers can also receive Showtime and Fox Soccer Plus as an optional strap-on for an extra fee, and can access YouTube Premium original content