Unable to settle for a fair deal, YouTube TV and Disney ended their collaboration today! This resulted in YouTube TV losing over a dozen premium channels of Disney’s, like ABC, National Geographic, ESPN, etc.
Both the companies have been partnered for a long time, with YouTube TV broadcasting Disney’s network of channels lives to its viewers for a monthly subscription. But now, as the deal expired, YouTube reduced the subscription amount to compensate for the loss of Disney channels.
Disney Cuts-Off From YouTube TV
As Disney houses some of the popular entertainers in the world, most live streaming platforms buy its rights for broadcasting them for their viewers. And YouTube TV is one of them. YouTube’s Live TV wing has long been a good partner with Disney, streaming premium content from over a dozen of its channels.
But now, it has fallen apart. With the deal expired just yesterday, YouTube and Disney failing to reach a fair agreement between them, the former is losing access to the latter’s content now. This was confirmed by both YouTube and Disney yesterday.
Also, both said they’re ready or continuing to make negotiations to extend the expired deal for everyone’s good. While they’re stuck on deciding for an equitable agreement, YouTube TV customers lose Disney’s portfolio of channels as below;
- Your local ABC channel
- ABC News Live
- Disney Channel
- Disney Junior
- Disney XD
- National Geographic
- National Geographic Wild
- ESPN3 (by authentication to the ESPN app)
- SEC Network
- ACC Network
Well, YouTube announced reducing the monthly subscription price of its service to $50 (from $65) to compensate for the loss of channels.
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