Google failed to reach an agreement that would allow it to continue providing YouTube TV subscribers with access to Disney channels. Tech giant alert customers a few days ago that Disney channels, including ABC, ESPN and FX, could disappear before midnight on December 17 if they can’t work out the shipping terms. Back then, it was optimistic that the desired result could be achieved. But now, Google has told customers that companies have could not reach an agreement before their current one expired despite holding negotiations for several months.
The company said negotiations had failed despite its best efforts, but it “will continue conversations with Disney to lobby [viewers’] on behalf of. “However, Disney told Can stream online in a statement that YouTube TV “refused to reach a reasonable settlement with [the company] based on market terms and conditions. ”
The company added: “As a result, their subscribers have lost access to our unparalleled network portfolio that includes news and live sports along with general children’s entertainment, family and from ABC, the ESPN network, the Disney channel, Freeform, the FX network, and the National Geographic channels.We’re willing to reach a fair settlement with Google as quickly as possible to minimize inconvenience to YouTube TV viewers by how to restore our network. We hope Google will join us in that effort.”
Here is a list of Disney-owned channels that are no longer available on YouTube TV:
Google has slashed the price of YouTube TV by $15 a month (from $65 to $50 for the Basic tier) while Disney channels aren’t available on the platform. For now, they advise viewers to subscribe to The Disney Bundle for $14 a month if they want continued access to channels that have been removed from YouTube TV.
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