YouTube has announced that its distribution deal with Disney will expire on Friday, December 17, and the company is yet to reach an “equitable agreement” with the latter to continue distributing its content on YouTube TV. As a result, YouTube TV will lose all Disney-owned channels once the contract expires later this week.
YouTube TV recently shared this news with subscribers over email and even posted an notice on its website. It states:
We welcome a renewed agreement provided we can reach equitable terms with Disney. However, if we are unable to reach a deal by Friday, the Disney-owned channels will no longer be available on YouTube TV starting December 17, and we will decrease our monthly price by $15, from $64.99 to $49.99 (while Disney content remains off of our platform).
YouTube TV advertises as offering over 85 cable channels at their $64.99 monthly price. Disney owns quite a lot of channels, including 5 ESPN channels, the Disney channel, FX channels, and local ABC network …