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YouTube TV introduces Spanish language package

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Streaming television service YouTube TV announced a new Spanish-language content package this week as the company seeks to recruit more customers to its pay television product.

The “Spanish Plus” package will cost $15 a month when added to YouTube TV’s base subscription, which costs $65 a month. For the first six months, Google is offering a $5 discount on Spanish Plus, bringing the cost of the package down to $10 a month.

Prospective customers who do not have a base subscription to YouTube TV can also get Spanish Plus as a standalone package for $35 a month, with Google offering a $10 a month discount on the plan for the first six months.

The Spanish Plus package includes Spanish language variants of ESPN (ESPN Deportes), CNN (CNN en Español) and Discovery Channel (Discovery en Español) along with Spanish-only networks like WAPA América, Bandamax and Cinelatino.

Local broadcast stations owned by or affiliated with Univision and Unimás are also included, though Telemundo stations did not appear in the lineup as of Wednesday. Some Telemundo stations are included in YouTube TV’s base subscription.

Along with the Spanish Plus package, YouTube TV offers several other standalone packages without requiring a base subscription, including Showtime, Starz, Acorn TV, MLB TV, HBO Max, Cinemax, NBA League Pass and Hallmark Movies Now.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).