CNBC: YouTube Live has 300K subscribers, behind Hulu Live TV

Jan. 22, 2018 12:41 PM ETAlphabet Inc. (GOOG)DIS, TWX, DISH, GOOG, CMCSA, T, FOXA, FOX, GOOGLBy: Brandy Betz, SA News Editor39 Comments
  • Alphabet’s (GOOG, GOOGL) YouTube Live streaming service has reached 300K subscribers, according to CNBC sources.
  • Hulu with Live TV, which combines Hulu's on-demand product and live streaming, has about 450K paying subscribers, not including recent promo customers. Hulu is co-owned by Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Disney (NYSE:DIS), Fox (FOX, FOXA) and Time Warner (NYSE:TWX).
  • Older services DirecTV Now (NYSE:T) hit 1M subscribers last month and Dish Sling (NASDAQ:DISH) has over 2M subscribers, according to comScore data.
  • BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield says the value proposition for the newer streaming services isn’t outstanding compared to video on demand.
  • YouTube Live costs $35/month, but regular YouTube is free. Hulu with Live TV costs $39.99/month while its standard Hulu service is $8/month and “can get you all the programming you want for more than $30 less,” says Greenfield, with the notable exception of live sports.
  • Update: Post updated to clarify that Hulu with Live TV includes the on-demand product.

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