YouTube TV loses access to ESPN, ABC and other Disney channels


Google has failed to strike a deal that might enable it to proceed providing YouTube TV subscribers access to Disney’s channels. The tech large warned clients just a few days in the past that Disney channels, together with ABC, ESPN and FX, would possibly disappear earlier than midnight of December seventeenth if they can not come to phrases with carriage charges. Back then, it was optimistic that it might get the end result it wished. But now, Google has advised clients that the businesses had been unable to reach an agreement earlier than their current one expired regardless of holding negotiations for a number of months.

The company stated negotiations fell by means of regardless of its greatest efforts however that it “will continue conversations with Disney to advocate on [viewers’] behalf.” Disney, nonetheless, advised The Streamable in a press release that YouTube TV has “declined to reach a fair deal with [the company] based on market terms and conditions.” 

The company added: “As a result, their subscribers have lost access to our unrivaled portfolio of networks including live sports and news plus kids, family and general entertainment programming from ABC, the ESPN networks, the Disney channels, Freeform, the FX networks and the National Geographic channels. We stand ready to reach an equitable agreement with Google as quickly as possible in order to minimize the inconvenience to YouTube TV viewers by restoring our networks. We hope Google will join us in that effort.”

Here’s the record of Disney-owned channels not out there on YouTube TV:

Google has lowered YouTube TV’s worth by $15 a month (from $65 to $50 for Basic tier) whereas Disney channels aren’t out there on the platform. For now, it is advising viewers to join The Disney Bundle at $14 a month if they need continued access to the channels that had been faraway from YouTube TV.  

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