US technology company Google is apparently planning to launch a new subscription TV service via the internet named YouTube Unplugged that would be released in 2017, reported financial consulting firm Bloomberg.com.
According to the website, Google and its subsidiary and Video On Demand (VOD) platform YouTube are in talks with Pay-TV programmers such as NBCUniversal (Comcast), Fox, CBS and Viacom, though there have not yet closed any agreements.
It is speculated that Google could launch its Pay OTT service with live linear channels bundled with its subscription VOD service YouTube Red, available since October 2015 only in the US (planned to be launched in Mexico and Latin America).
Google, like all major media companies in the market, is developing new online video platforms for both TV services and social interaction. It would also be preparing the launch of mobile app for live video YouTube Connect to compete with Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live.