Forecasting the Future of Television: YouTube Content Channels

The introduction of YouTube TV marked another step toward Internet TV. YouTube has grown from a once random collection of video content into a major source of content channels and entertainment. How will YouTube TV impact the future of cable and satellite television?
By Karen White

First there was broadcast TV, followed by cable and satellite TV, followed by streaming TV on the Internet. The newest addition is YouTube TV which is a streaming service, but its introduction represents a leap forward in the future of the entertainment industry.

In the past, YouTube offered recorded video content that anyone could post. It did not offer live television, and there were no bundles of channels to buy like those offered by major media companies such as AT&T and Charter Spectrum. With the introduction of live television and bundles of channels, the future of TV seems virtually sealed.

Consumers are increasingly moving away from cable and adopti...

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