Google has planned to launch a full-blown YouTube TV channel in cooperation with UK based satellite free-to-air TV service Freesat. The deal to launch the YouTube channel has already been signed and the service is expected to start soon. For Freesat customers, the service will be Free, however, they will need a set-top box to access the content.
Once launched, the BBC and ITV satellite television customers will be able to access YouTube directly from the main programming guide and can watch the online videos on YouTube. They don’t even need to link their TV sets to internet.
YouTube has launched 60 broadcast-style channels last year. These channels broadcast programmes created by some of the most respected production companies in UK.