YouTube hasn’t signed up any TV networks for its upcoming subscription service

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Monetizing the huge amount of traffic going to YouTube is a key initiative for Google. Earlier in the year, we reported details on a paid, ad-free subscription service that Google was planning for YouTube, and now we’re getting more details on what kinds of content will be available. A new report from Bloomberg today claims that 90 percent of the content that makes up YouTube watch time has signed on for this premium service — but it sounds like the company isn’t working out deals with more mainstream content providers, like the big TV networks.

Bloomberg says that networks like Fox, CBS, and NBC have not signed up for the program, leaving YouTube’s subscription offering as something that resembles its current content mix, just without…

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