Ion, Bounce And Scripps News Launch On YouTube TV
The Scripps networks Ion, Bounce and Scripps News will launch on YouTube TV as part of its base service offering this week.
As part of the multiyear distribution partnership with Scripps Networks, the national television network division of The E.W. Scripps Co., YouTube TV will also continue its existing carriage of Court TV and has the option to launch diginets Grit, Ion Mystery and Laff in the future.
“We believe our diversified portfolio of networks will help strengthen YouTube TV as a pay tv option for consumers and are excited to be part of their continued growth in the marketplace. We look forward to growing our relationship with YouTube TV and their parent company Google,” said Jeffrey Wolf, Scripps Networks chief distribution officer.
Ion features a lineup of popular off-network series, original and holiday movies and more. Bounce features a programming mix of original series and movies, theatrical motion pictures, off network series, specials and events designed for African American audiences. Scripps News, formerly Newsy, a free 24/7 broadcast news network offering national news from 16 news bureaus across the U.S. Court TV is devoted to live gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting, and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials.
YouTube TV subscribers will now be able to watch Bounce’s newest original series, Act Your Age, produced in partnership with MGM, premiering in March. The multiple-camera, half-hour comedy tells the story of three successful Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia-area women in their 50s who are each at a personal crossroads and who decide the best way forward in life is together.
Act Your Age stars Kym Whitley (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Next Friday, Young and Hungry) and Tisha Campbell (Uncoupled, My Wife and Kids, Dr. Ken) with special guest star Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, The Mayor, Big Shot).