YouTube TV Could Be Getting Cheaper If It Loses Disney’s Channels

Last updated: December 17, 2021 Shares: 0


YouTube TV viewers may not watch different channels such as ABC, ESPN, FX, etc., from December 17, 2021, by 11:59 PM if the dispute over carriage fees between the leading live streaming platform and Disney is not resolved.

If the situation remains the same, YouTube TV will decrease its cost by $15 (from $65 to $50). However, viewers will not access Disney content on their favourite streaming service.

As per the official statement of YouTube TV,

Disney is an important partner for us. We are in active conversations with them and are working hard to keep their content on YouTube TV. Our ask of Disney, as with all of our partners, is to treat YouTube TV like any other TV provider — by offering us the same rates that services of a similar size pay, across Disney’s channels for as long as we carry them. If Disney offers us equitable terms, we’ll renew our agreement with them.

The Google-owned online streaming service is still optimistic and hopes it will come to terms with Disney because it has successfully dealt such situations in the recent past.

That said, viewers will not be able to stream 18 channels including ABC if the deal between YouTube TV and Disney is not renewed.

Viewers will need to subscribe to $14 Disney bundle if they want to access Disney media content including ABC, ESPN, and other channels.

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