Little sad news from YouTube.
Google has failed to done deal with Disney, which means now it doesn’t allow YouTube subscribers to access Disney’s channels. There are a few rumors before this news officially disclosed that Disney channels, including ABC, ESPN, and FX might disappear before the 17th of December.
If we look back, Google is optimistic that it could get what it wants but now Google is unable to reach an agreement before the negotiations.
“As a result, their subscribers have lost access to our unrivaled portfolio of networks including live sports and news plus kids, family, and general entertainment programming from ABC, the ESPN networks, the Disney channels, Freeform, the FX Networks, and the National Geographic channels,” the company added. “We stand ready to reach an equitable agreement with Google as quickly as possible in order to minimize the inconvenience to YouTube TV viewers by restoring our networks. We hope Google will join us in that effort.”
“We’ve held good faith negotiations with Disney for several months,” YouTube TV said. “Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we’ve been unable to reach an equitable agreement before our existing one expired, and their channels are no longer available on YouTube TV.”
In Blogpost, it is said ‘If Disney offers suitable terms we’ll renew our agreement with them if not then Disney channel will no longer available on YouTube and YouTube TV will decrease the monthly price by %15 from $64.99 to $49.99.
Here’s the list of 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