YouTube TV Adds Ion, Bounce, and Scripps News to Channel Line-Up
YouTube TV has added three new E.W. Scripps channels to its channel line-up: Ion, Bounce TV, and Scripps News. For the live TV streaming service subscribers, the channels will be available in the YouTube TV grid guide, but if you use a “Custom Guide,” you must go to “Settings” and then to “Live Guide” in order to add them.
The biggest addition is a national feed of Ion, which is the home of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Ion also has general entertainment programming including a deep library of hit shows like “Law & Order: SVU,” “Chicago Fire,” “NCIS,” and “Hawaii Five-O.”
The channels were first added to DIRECTV STREAM this past May, while they came to fuboTV in December.
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In addition to Ion, YouTube TV has added Bounce TV, which when founded in 2011 was the first 24/7 digital multicast broadcast network created to target African Americans. It features a programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, off-network series, and more. Some series it carries are “The Game,” “A Different World,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” and “Couples Court.”
The service has also added Scripps News, which was rebranded from Newsy on Jan. 1, 2023. Newsy was previously carried by YouTube TV.
In 2021, Scripps revealed plans for Newsy to become an over-the-air channel, and then announced a rebrand this past September. The rebranding came as part of the establishment of a new national news department operating under Scripps name, combining its Washington bureau with the national bureau of its local station group.
YouTube TV is a live TV streaming service with more than 60 channels for $72.99/month. This plan includes local channels, 32 of the top 35 cable channels, and regional sports networks (RSNs) in select markets.
With the recent addition of Viacom channels (BET, MTV, Comedy Central, etc.) to the service, they are only without Hallmark and A+E Networks (Lifetime, History, A&E).
They recently added NFL Network and new Sports Plus add-on which include channels like NFL RedZone for $11 a month.
YouTube TV offers select 4K content, including some live sports and on-demand shows, as part of their 4K Plus add-on. The 4K Plus add-on is $9.99 a month and also includes offline downloads and unlimited streams on your home network.
If you want a cheaper service with many of the entertainment channels on YouTube TV, you can subscribe to Philo which includes A+E, Discovery, Viacom, Hallmark, and other channels for just $20 a month after a 7-Day Free Trial.