YouTube and Disney: reach an agreement and the ABC, FX and ESPN channels are once again available on YouTube TV

YouTube and Disney reconcile.

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After just a few days ago, YouTube TV users lost access to the channels owned by the Disney companies, This Monday the online television platform announced that after meeting with the Disney corporation, access is again given to all the channels it owns.

ABC, FX, ESPN, National Geographic stand out among the most requested channels by YouTube TV subscribers in the United States.

Last Friday, YouTube informed its almost 4 million subscribers that it was disconnecting them from Disney channels due to lack of agreement between both companies, for which it offered a discount of $ 15 per month for the loss of the signal from certain channels.

This discount offered by YouTube is still valid at least for the next invoice, to compensate for the abrupt suspension that users had. For example, those who watched the basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves, did not see the end because they were left without service.

Therefore, YouTube TV’s monthly payment is back at $ 64.99 per month, starting the following month. This was made known by the online television platform by sending its customers an email in which they announced that “Disney channels had been reestablished.”

In total, almost 20 channels appeared on YouTube TV through the Disney link: ABC, ABC News Live, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Freeform, FX, FXX, FXM, National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, ESPN, ESPN2 , ESPNU, ESPNEWS, SEC Network and ACC Network.

It was only 48 hours, and it is still not known how critical for some YouTube subscribers, and their love of sports. For example, the postseason college football was being broadcast on ESPN and ABC and it is possible that many decided this weekend to find another service.

The agreement reached by both companies was not disclosed, but according to followers of the issue it may have to do with a tariff agreement.

The unique content of Disney can be enjoyed with a subscription of $ 7.99 a month in Disney Bundle that gives you Disney +, Hulu and ESPN, or an annual subscription of $ 79.99 dollars.


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