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Say good bye to all Disney-owned channels, including ESPN and your local ABC station, on YouTube TV, as they are no longer available.
YouTube TV members are no longer able to watch live or local content from Disney and have lost access to any previous recordings from these channels.
“We’ve held good faith negotiations with Disney for several months. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we were unable to reach an equitable agreement before our existing one expired,” the company said in a statement.
YouTube TV is believed to have about 3 million subscribers, per The Boston Globe. While Disney content is off its platform, YouTube TV said it will drop its monthly price by $15, to $49.99.
Disney-owned channels no longer available on YouTube TV:
- 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
The New York Post reports the timing couldn’t be worse for the outage as ESPN2 was showing an FCS semifinal game between James Madison and North Dakota State.
ESPN also holds the rights to 41 college football bowl games, including the College Football Playoff and national championship games.
The Post reports that some markets, YouTube TV also doesn’t carry the local regional sports network, giving no incentive for fans to stay on board without ESPN.
“We know this is frustrating news, and it is not the outcome we wanted. We will continue conversations with Disney to advocate on your behalf in hopes of restoring their content on YouTube TV,” the statement reads.
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