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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.

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.

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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John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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