YouTube TV now available in 14 more cities

Google’s live TV streaming service “YouTube TV” is now available in 14 more cities in the United States. Combined with the fifteen cities already served, nearly 50 per cent of the American households can now subscribe to the service.

In addition to expanding its coverage area, YouTube TV also added news network Newsy and Tennis Channel to the line up of fifty-odd live channels. In select markets, My TV and CW networks will also be available soon.

The $35-per-month streaming service is expanding with a focus on local rival services like ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC from Boston to Seattle

Referring to Direct Market Areas, YouTube’s Kelly Merryman said, “We want to make sure we have at least three of the four broadcasters live on a local basis, getting those affiliate deals done so we could provide great local coverage. We're really focused on the top 50 DMAs and lighting those up.”

In the next few weeks, YouTube TV will add nearly one and a half dozen more markets including Cleveland, St. Louis and Denver, bringing its total to 46 markets or 64 per cent of U.S. households.

Not to be confused with the free video-sharing service YouTube service, YouTube TV is one of a growing number of online services that are aiming at cord cutters, seeking to provide an alternative to traditional cable television.