YouTube TV today announced some good news and some maybe not-so-good news for its customers.
The good news is that YouTube TV is adding 8 major new channels to its service today. Those include BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land, and VH1. These ViacomCBS channels were teased by YouTube TV last month and they've now arrived.
What's more, YouTube TV will be adding even more ViacomCBS channels at a later date. Those will include BET Her, MTV2, MTV Classic, Nick Jr., NickToons, and TeenNick.
The bad news is that all these new channels are bringing with them a price hike. YouTube TV has increased its price to $64.99 per month, up from $49.99. That price increase is effective today for new subscribers and will go into effect for existing subscribers in their subsequent billing cycle on or after July 30th.
"This new price reflects the rising cost of content and we also believe it reflects the complete value of YouTube TV, from our breadth of content to the features that are changing how we watch live TV," Google said of this change.
The company went on to say that it's working on "new flexible models" for YouTube TV users, suggesting that it may have some other subscription models in the works. However, no other details on those new models have been given yet.