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YouTube TV adds free streaming channels from Scripps

The channels — Scripps News, Bounce TV and Ion — became available to YouTube TV subscribers this week.

The channels — Scripps News, Bounce TV and Ion — became available to YouTube TV subscribers this week.

A still frame from a Scripps News broadcast.
A still frame from a Scripps News, formerly Newsy, broadcast. (Still frame via Scripps News broadcast, Graphic by The Desk)

YouTube TV quietly added three channels owned by the E. W. Scripps Company to its streaming television service this week.

The new channels include Scripps News, the free streaming news channel that was previously available to YouTube TV subscribers when it operated under the Newsy brand. The two other channels added to YouTube TV this week are Bounce TV and Ion Television; Scripps acquired Ion in 2020.

The three channels join YouTube TV’s base programming, which costs $65 a month and includes other top-tier broadcast and cable networks owned by the Walt Disney Company (ABC, ESPN, FX, National Geographic), Warner Bros Discovery (CNN, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet), AMC Networks (AMC, IFC, BBC America, BBC World News), Fox Corporation (Fox, Fox News Channel, FS1), Comcast’s NBC Universal (NBC, Bravo, E!, MSNBC) and Paramount Global (CBS, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, BET).

YouTube TV is available across a wide number of streaming TV platforms, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV (Google TV). The YouTube TV app is also available as a free download on popular smartphones and tablets, and live channels can be accessed via the YouTube TV website.

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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).