YouTube TV is one of the largest internet pay-TV providers in the United States, with more than 4 million customers.
Alphabet (Google’s parent company) recently announced that YouTube TV has over 3 million users as of the third quarter of 2020.
According to several reports, YouTube has failed to reach an agreement with Disney to keep more than a dozen Disney-owned channels on the live TV streaming site.
Per the Verge, major networks like ESPN and ABC have been withdrawn from the platform as of December 18.
YouTube TV’s subscription has been decreased to $50 per month as a direct result of the lost content.
According to Disney, despite continued talks with YouTube TV, “they have rejected to strike a fair arrangement with them based on market terms and circumstances.”
YouTube TV announced in a blog post that it will “continue negotiations with Disney to advocate on your side with the aim of reinstating their programming on YouTube TV.”
We wait to see what this digital war brings.