YouTube TV and NBCUniversal not too long ago went public with their dispute over a brand new settlement that will enable the streaming TV service to proceed serving NBC channels. Whereas NBCU urged YouTube TV subscribers to let the corporate know in regards to the matter and presumably change to a special service supplier, YouTube took a special route: it promised to decrease its month-to-month price and inspired customers to enroll with Peacock when the channels are eliminated.
The issue between NBCUniversal and YouTube TV is each easy and more and more widespread: The present settlement that permits YouTube TV to supply round 14 NBCU channels is expiring. The 2 firms couldn’t agree on new phrases for a contract extension, so the channels can be faraway from YouTube TV and not using a new contract after the present contract expires.
YouTube mentioned earlier this month that it will minimize the price of its month-to-month service by $ 10 to $ 55 a month if a brand new deal couldn’t be reached; It additionally mentioned that prospects who wished to observe NBC content material might join the Peacock streaming service. It’s unclear whether or not YouTube TV’s willingness to close down the channels and decrease the value performed a task within the latest growth.
YouTube TV has acquired an extension for the present deal, which ought to expire in the previous few hours. Meaning the NBC channels weren’t eliminated at midnight Jap Time as anticipated, however a brand new deal nonetheless hasn’t been written. NBCUniversal confirmed the contract extension in an announcement to Vulture.
In response to the media firm, it and YouTube TV will “proceed talks on the phrases of a brand new deal,” however there aren’t any ensures that it’s going to finally materialize. The corporate hasn’t revealed how lengthy the renewal will likely be both, so it is attainable the drama is not over but. Within the meantime, nonetheless, you’ll be able to nonetheless watch Syfy and your different favourite NBC channels on YouTube TV.