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- YouTube might quickly supply a brand new hub of free, ad-supported TV channels.
- The corporate is at the moment testing it with a subset of customers.
- It’s anticipated to roll out broadly later this yr.
YouTube is reportedly testing a brand new free, ad-supported hub. Based on The Wall Road Journal, YouTube is in talks with various leisure corporations to function their films and reveals within the hub of cable-like TV channels.
Sources confirmed to the publication that YouTube is at the moment testing the idea with a small variety of media companions. The board rollout of the free cable channels on the platform might launch later this yr.
By including a hub of free content material with advertisements, YouTube could also be vying to compete with established trade gamers like Tubi, Pluto TV, and Roku, which all supply an analogous catalog of free films and TV reveals.
YouTube additionally just lately rolled out a approach for customers to sign-up for over 30 paid streaming companies instantly by way of its platform. It appears YouTube is getting in on numerous totally different streaming enterprise fashions to maintain up with the competitors.
A YouTube spokeswoman confirmed to WSJ that the corporate is working a small experiment with a handful of viewers, permitting them to look at ad-supported channels without cost.
“We’re at all times in search of new methods to supply viewers a central vacation spot to extra simply discover, watch and share the content material that issues most to them,” the spokeswoman mentioned.