The initial line-up includes ARD Plus, Crime + Investigation Play, European League of Football, Fernsehen mit Herz (Romance TV, Heimatkanal, GoldStar TV), Motorvision TV, Sport1+, Sportdigital Fußball, History Play and World of Freesports. eSports1, Bergblick TV, Waidwerk and Jukebox will follow shortly. Paramount+ is also to be added this year.
After the US launch in November 2022, Germany is the second country in which YouTube Primetime Channels is introduced. Subscriptions cost between €2.99 per month for a single service and €99.99 for full season passes.
“With YouTube Primetime Channels, we offer our users the opportunity to experience subscription-based premium TV and movie content, both linear and on-demand, from a variety of well-known partners directly in one place, where they are often searched for and discovered. They can rely on YouTube’s familiar design and ease of use instead of having to deal with different offerings. We are pleased to provide this novel experience in Germany together with our partners,” said Andreas Briese, Country Director of YouTube Deutschland.