Jan 22, 2018 - Economy

Hulu and YouTube draw hundreds of thousands to live platforms


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Hulu has attracted about 450,000 subscribers to its new live TV service, while competitor YouTube Live has signed up just over 300,000, according to CNBC.

Why it matters: Both services (Hulu Live TV: $39.99/month; YouTube Live: $35/month) launched last year as alternatives to traditional cable packages. Despite strong early numbers, they still trail Dish's Sling TV (2 million) and DirecTV Now (1 million).

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