May 07, 2020
By Nicole Bitette
Expanded agreement introduces 14 ViacomCBS channels to YouTube TV subscribers.
Every episode of The Daily Show, kids' favorite Nickelodeon series, and the upcoming third season of Yellowstone are just some of many ViacomCBS favorites that will soon be available on YouTube TV.
As part of a multi-year distribution agreement with Google announced on Thursday, YouTube TV will introduce 14 ViacomCBS channels to its lineup. It will continue to carry CBS broadcast stations, CBS Sports Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian Channel, and The CW.
The deal is the fourth major distribution agreement secured by ViacomCBS in the past few months, demonstrating its post-merger position of strength as well as its commitment to negotiating mutually beneficial terms. Its affiliate renewals with Meredith and Nexstar, finalized in March, ensured continued coverage of CBS stations for more than 10% of U.S. audiences. Its carriage deal with Verizon, announced last month, was the first to include its full portfolio—including Pluto TV—since the ViacomCBS merger last December.