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YouTube TV’s New Scripps Networks Deal Includes ION, Bounce & Scripps News

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YouTube TV had added ION, Bounce, and Scripps News to its channel lineup at no additional cost to subscribers. The new channels have already gone live, so existing subscribers should already be able to see them available in the live TV guide.

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While YouTube TV is not the cheapest live TV service around, it does offer a pretty good channel lineup for the $64.99 per month asking price. The selection of channels has been gradually expanding over time with the base plan now offering access to more than 100 channels at last count.

In the latest part of that expansion, YouTube TV has added three more channels to its lineup. ION, Bounce, and Scripps News are now available through YouTube TV after a deal was agreed with Scripps Networks. The agreement also includes the right to continue offering Court TV to subscribers, as well as an option to add Grit, ION Mystery, and Laff in the future.

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The addition of the new channels follows a similar distribution partnership agreement between Scripps Networks and fuboTV. As part of that deal, fuboTV subscribers gained access to ION, ION Mystery, ION Plus, Bounce, Grit, Newsy, and Court TV.

In other YouTube TV news, YouTube recently confirmed that it is upgrading the guide and library sections of its app. The various guide changes are already in the process of rolling out while the improvements to the library section may take a few months to fully become available to all subscribers.

YouTube also recently confirmed that Sunday Ticket is being added to YouTube TV and Primetime Channels later this year, although firm details on the cost have yet to be announced.

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