YouTube TV just lost the right to show contents from Disney Owned channels. Starting from today, YouTube TV won’t be offering access to channels owned by Disney (at least for now).
This also means subscribers will have to pay lower monthly fee for all YouTube TV plans and current subscribers will get a refund of $15. Here are some important things you need to know.
A statement released by Google today confirmed that after negotiating with Disney for months without reaching an agreement, both Google and Disney decided to separate.
We’ve held good faith negotiations with Disney for several months. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we’ve been unable to reach an equitable agreement before our existing one expired, and their channels are no longer available on YouTube TV.
YouTube subscribers usually pay $65 dollar for the service but with Disney-owned channel out, subscribers will now be $50. This is $15 less for anyone who wish to stream other channels on YouTube TV.
For those who’re so in love with Disney-owned shows, for $14, you can sign up for a Disney Bundle. Subscribers who already paid $65 will get $15 credit from YouTube TV.
This credit will be applied to a new bill after December 17 and only family managers can view this under Settings/Bill. Anyone with a promotional price on YouTube TV can also expect to get the $15 credit.
List of Disney-owned Channels removed from YouTube TV
Starting today, the following channels are no longer available on YouTube TV:
- Your local ABC channel
- ABC News Live
- Disney Channel
- Disney Junior
- Disney XD
- National Geographic
- National Geographic Wild
- ESPN3 (by authentication to the ESPN app)
- SEC Network
- ACC Network.
For now, YouTube TV subscribers cannot have access to the Disney-owned channels listed above.