YouTube TV Will No Longer Stream a Number of Channels in 2022
- Bruce Lacey
- 04 Jan 2022
Previously, there have been talks of YouTube TV dropping various channels in the new year, including those owned by Disney. While Disney has stayed, the streaming platform gets rid of Stadium College Sports, CNBC World, NBC Sports Network, and New England Cable News.
Last October, there has been a carriage dispute between YouTube TV and NBCUniversal, so the company dropped three channels belonging to this network. As for NECN, the companies haven’t provided any explanation as to why they made this decision.
The most likely reason for the dropping of all channels is the fact that YouTube TV renewed its carriage agreement last fall. Being a distributor of media, YouTube TV has to pay carriage fees to different companies to be able to broadcast their content. A lot of the time, such media companies make distributors purchase bundles that include their less popular shows and channels. For instance, Stadium College Sports came as part of the package that included three sports channels. The network belonged to Sinclair and the companies weren’t able to come to an agreement regarding the adding of networks. Last year, YouTube TV also deleted its sister Tennis Channel.
Such removals of channels take place after YouTube TV has suspended a number of channels owned by Disney. Luckily, both companies managed to come to an agreement and Disney channels appeared on the streaming platform again.
YouTube TV is a multichannel streaming service that has a number of competitors, such as Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, and Fubo TV. At the moment, YouTube is the largest distributor in its category in the United States.
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