YouTube TV Has Reached an Agreement With Disney
- Oliver Michael
- 24 Dec 2021
Last week, YouTube told its subscribers that they might have to deal with the loss of some of their favorite channels, which are owned by Disney if they are unable to reach a new carriage agreement.
Negotiations had broken down as of Friday, and subscribers were notified by YouTube TV that they would be taking Disney channels off the platform. They also promised to decrease subscription prices. YouTube stated on Sunday that a new arrangement had been struck, but that consumers would still receive a $15 refund as compensation for the inconvenience.
YouTube updated its blog page, where it had been keeping users updated on its contract issue, to state that it has achieved a new arrangement that will allow Disney to continue to show its programming on YouTube TV. This means that Disney's networks, including live programming and on-demand content, as well as channels like ABC News, ESPN, FX, and other Disney-related services, and the content will be restored to how it was before. It also means the subscription fees will not fall as previously indicated if an agreement was not reached. Rather, YouTube TV's monthly membership charge of $64.99 will remain unchanged.
Subscribers to YouTube TV would have had to deal with losing access to a lot of their favorite Disney-owned channels as well as on-demand content. As a result of the contractual issue, YouTube had also guaranteed its users a $15 discount while Disney material remained unavailable on the platform.
Although Disney's programming was only deleted for a single day, YouTube declared on Sunday that it would still provide a one-time discount to all affected users. According to the firm, members who have halted their subscription will get the discount one month after their initial payment.
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