Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority
- YouTube TV has dropped 18 channels owned by Disney, together with native ABC channels, ESPN, and extra.
- The worth of YouTube TV has additionally dropped from $64.99 to $49.99 a month.
- This alteration was as a result of lack of ability of Google and Disney to comply with a brand new contract.
The complete listing of channels that had been dropped by YouTube TV consists of:
- Native ABC channel
- ABC Information Dwell
- Disney Channel
- Disney Junior
- Disney XD
- Nationwide Geographic
- Nationwide Geographic Wild
- ESPN3 (by authentication to the ESPN app)
- SEC Community
- ACC Community
In an announcement, Google mentioned the corporate had been in talks with Disney for the previous a number of months to achieve a brand new contract that might have saved the Disney channels with YouTube TV. “Sadly, regardless of our greatest efforts, we had been unable to achieve an equitable settlement earlier than our current one expired,” the corporate defined. Along with shedding the dwell TV channels, YouTube TV subscribers can now not watch any beforehand recorded content material from these channels.
The (form of) excellent news is that YouTube TV’s value has now gone down by lots. Beforehand priced at $64.99 a month, it’ll now value simply $49.99 a month. A credit score for the present month will mechanically be put in place for subscribers.
The timing of this transfer is dangerous for YouTube TV subscribers, particularly if they’re main TV sports activities followers. Dropping entry to the numerous dwell ESPN channels, together with ABC, means they received’t be capable of watch a lot of late-season NFL video games, together with many faculty soccer bowl video games, NHL video games, and rather more. Additionally, households with younger children might doubtless be postpone by shedding Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior.
Nonetheless, Google doesn’t point out the choice to enroll in the Disney-controlled rival Hulu Plus Dwell TV. It additionally affords dwell TV channels and add-ons. Beginning Tuesday, December 21, it’ll increase its costs from $64.99 a month to $69.99 a month however will add each Disney Plus and ESPN Plus at no further value.