The E.W. Scripps Co.’s all-news “over-the-top” digitally distributed news channel is now available to half of all U.S. households through YouTube TV.
The addition of Newsy was announced Thursday afternoon by Scripps.
Newsy is the first millennial and Gen Z-targeted news outlet to join the YouTube TV lineup, which includes ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX and such cable networks as USA and FX.
The YouTube TV agreement includes Newsy’s on-demand videos and linear stream, Newsy Live. Also included in the deal is the live news show The Why, said Blake Sabatinelli, Newsy’s GM.
“With this expanded distribution, Newsy is able to reach the next generation of news viewers and provide a counterpoint to traditional cable news,” he said.
YouTube TV also features a cloud DVR with no storage limits; monthly fees start at $35. Visit tv.youtube.com to find out when Newsy and YouTube TV launch in your area.