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OTT giant Hulu and online video behemoth YouTube have reportedly collectively signed about 3 million subscribers to their live online TV services.
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That’s according to unnamed sources speaking to Bloomberg Hulu+ Live TV has about 2 million subscribers, according to the sources, while YouTube TV has passed 1 million.

Those numbers dovetail with research from MoffettNathanson that shows Sling TV was at 2.4 million subscribers at the end of 2018 after adding 47,000. Hulu with Live TV meanwhile stands at 1.7 million; DirecTV Now has 1.5 million; and YouTube TV is at 1 million.

Q4 was especially important for Hulu’s live service and YouTube TV; they added 500,000 and 400,000 customers respectively in that quarter alone.

The research firm also said that total subscribers to virtual multichannel video programme distributors (vMVPDs) rose 737,000 to 7.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. That’s down from the 900,000 gain that the sector saw in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Overall, MoffettNathanson said that Sony PlayStation Vue, Hulu Live, YouTube TV and fuboTV added an estimated 970,000 subscribers collectively during the fourth quarter; while DirecTV Now lost 280,000.