YouTube TV Adds Starz

OTT TV service selling live/VOD package from premium programmer for an additional $9 per month
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Starz has added another OTT outlet with a launch on YouTube TV, the virtual MVPD service that debuted more than a year ago.  

YouTube TV is selling a package with 14 Starz and Starz Encore channels along with the premium programmer’s full VOD catalog for $9 per month.  The launch comes ahead of the premiere of season five of Starz original Power

YouTube TV’s baseline package runs $40 per month. YouTube TV also sells the following add-ons – Showtime ($11 per month); Fox Soccer Plus ($15 per month); Shudder ($5 per month), and Sundance Now ($7 per month). 

Starz also sells its service directly to consumers over-the-top via the programmer’s own app, and also has distribution deals with other streaming partners that include DirecTV Now, Sling TV and Amazon Channels.