Disney to leave YouTube TV by Friday if no deal

YouTube TV released a statement earlier this week regarding their current status with Disney, revealing that they haven’t been able to reach “an equitable agreement”.

The platform’s current deal with the distribution company will expire on Friday, December 17, 2021.

“Disney is an important partner for us and we’re in active conversations with them and working hard to keep their content on YouTube TV,” YouTube TV wrote in its statement.

It further revealed that there is a chance that subscribers might miss content from several Disney-owned channels such as ABC, Freeform, National Geographic, ESPN and FX until a renewed deal is reached between Disney and YouTube TV parent company, Google.

“Our ask to Disney, as with all our partners, is to treat YouTube TV like any other TV provider – by offering us the same rates that services of a similar size pay, across Disney’s channels for as long as we carry them,” the statement continued.

“Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution has a highly successful track record of negotiating such agreements with providers of all types and sizes across the country and is committed to working with Google to reach a fair, market-based agreement,” Disney replied in a separate statement released Monday.

YouTube TV promised a discount for its subscriptions by $15 a month, bringing the monthly cost down to $50, should the channels go missing by Friday. The discount will apply throughout the period of unavailability of the networks.

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