Disney and YouTube TV have cut a deal to bring back ESPN, FX, and other channels
Disney and YouTube TV have cut a new deal to bring back ESPN, FX, and Disney-owned other channels to Google’s internet TV streaming service.
On Friday, reports hit the media that several Disney-owned channels including ESPN, FX, and more would be leaving Google’s Internet TV streaming service, YouTube TV. This was after the two had failed to reach an agreement just before their contract expired. Users were also informed that they would no longer have access to any Disney-owned channels on the platform.
Disney had said in a statement “we have reached a new distribution agreement with Google’s YouTube TV for continued carriage of our portfolio of networks,”. They also appreciated “Google’s collaboration to reach fair terms that are consistent with the market” and revealed that its programming was still in the “process of being restored to “YouTube TV subscribers across the country.”
Following a recent agreement, YouTube TV has announced that it is in the process of restoring Disney-owned services on its platform. It revealed that they would return “over the day”. After previously lowering its price by $15 (following the loss of channels)”, YouTube TV is reverting to its original $64.99-per-month service cost.
YouTube said “For active members who have not yet received that $15 discount on their monthly bill, you will automatically receive a one-time credit on your next bill with no action needed. For members who were impacted and have initiated the cancellation process, we would love to welcome you back.”