Although not everyone watches TV, most people do consume a little bit of TV (or movies) now and again. Plenty of people still subscribe to cable TV services from their actual cable provider, but many have "cut the cord" so to speak and are now subscribing to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu for their media consumption. Over the last couple of years, there have also been services popping up to offer people live TV alongside on-demand content without having to sign-up with traditional cable providers, and these have manifested in the form of services like SlingTV and Sony's PlayStation VUE. Earlier this week, it was reported that YouTube may be attempting to enter into this very same market and offer consumers another choice in the set of options for cable TV services.
The report stated that YouTube has already started talks with a handful of major cable networks like NBC Universal, Disney, Viacom and others, but have yet to reach agreements with any of them. The service would be slated for a launch sometime in 2017 if YouTube does in fact plan to offer one and if they can reach licensing deals with the networks whose content they wish to host. It's also been reported that YouTube has been passing around potential ideas on a price point for the service, which was said to be in the ballpark of $35 a month as they want the monthly cost to be under that amount. There are still a lot of unknown details about the situation, and YouTube has yet to confirm that they're planning to offer a cable TV service, but should they end up offering one would you cut ties with your cable provider and subscribe to YouTube's TV service?