YouTube TV adding 14 ViacomCBS channels

YouTube TV is adding a slate of new channels from the newly formed ViacomCBS empire.

In the near future, YouTube TV subscribers will get access to Comedy Central, BET, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network and TV Land.

A future rollout will add BET Her, MTV2, MTV Classic, Nick Jr., NickToons and TeenNick.

Prior to the merger, these networks had been controlled by Viacom.

CBS already had a deal with YouTube that included access to the affiliate it owns in major markets as well as CBS Sports Network, Pop, Smithsonian Channel and The CW.

As its name implies, YouTube TV is owned by YouTube, which is a division of Google, which itself is a part of Alphabet Inc.

The service currently costs $49.99 a month and includes over 70 channels.

YouTube did not announce any price changes, if any, that might accompany adding the new channels, though it has hiked prices in the past as it added more channels.

In general, TV providers, whether traditional or streaming, have to pay channels to carry their streams and that, in turn, is passed along to the subscriber in the form of the monthly subscription fee.

These fees can range from just a few centers per subscriber to close to $10. Typically channels that are more popular and have higher demand can command higher rates.

In rarer cases, a new, well financed network may pay the cable provider to carry its feed in order to boost how many households it reaches.