As you’re undoubtedly conscious at this level, YouTube TV goes to be shedding all the NBCUniversal channels tonight when the deal for carriage expires. However what channels are they? You may be shocked at simply what number of channels that NBCUniversal has, and that YouTube TV will likely be shedding.
These are the channels that YouTube TV will lose tonight: NBC (this contains all native associates), Bravo, CNBC, E!, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC Sports activities Community, Oxygen, Syfy, Telemundo, Common Children, Universo, and USA Community. Additionally, you will lose the NBC RSNs as effectively, which embody NBC Sports activities Bay Space, NBC Sports activities California, NBC Sports activities Chicago, NBC Sports activities Philadelphia, and NBC Sports activities Washington.
It’s an actual hit for YouTube TV, as it’s basically shedding the rest of its regional sports activities networks, after Sinclair took the Fox RSNs (now renamed to Bally Sports activities) final yr.
Why is that this occurring?
Why is YouTube TV shedding these channels? Properly, its contract for carriage is expiring on September 30, 2021. NBCUniversal and YouTube TV have been in talks for quite some time about renewing this contract. However we’ve been listening to some conflicting experiences about what’s happening, on either side.
We’ve heard rumors that YouTube TV have said NBCUniversal desires it to bundle Peacock with its service. Which sounds odd, since Peacock is free, however it could be a approach for NBCUniversal so as to add thousands and thousands extra subscribers to Peacock.
These offers usually get ironed out sooner or later and are fairly widespread, particularly amongst cable suppliers. Typically the offers get signed earlier than the present one expires and typically it doesn’t. So it’s not set in stone that YouTube TV customers will lose these channels, however except a deal is reached very quickly, they may disappear.
On the brilliant facet, YouTube TV has said that if it does lose these channels, it would lower the month-to-month worth by $10. Making it simply $55. However that additionally significantly decreases the variety of channels that YouTube TV has. As it’s shedding 13 channels, and 5 regional sports activities networks. That will carry YouTube TV all the way down to about 70+ channels from the present 85+ that it touts.