youtube TV and Disney Programming Update
To our youtube TV members:
In order to make 85+ channels available to you on youtube TV, we partner with content owners, and from time to time, these deals need to be renewed to ensure we’re continuing to offer a strong lineup, at a competitive and fair price.
We’re now in negotiations with Disney to continue distributing their content on youtube TV so you can continue watching everything from your favorite teams on ESPN to The Bachelor to Good Morning America. Our deal expires on Friday, December 17, and we haven't been able to reach an equitable agreement yet, so we wanted to give you an early heads up so that you can understand your choices.
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.
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. 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.
If Disney offers us equitable terms, we’ll renew our agreement with them. However, if we are unable to reach a deal by Friday, the Disney-owned channels will no longer be available on youtube TV and we will decrease our monthly price by $15, from $64.99 to $49.99 (while this content remains off our platform).
We would love every member to stay with our service, but we give you the flexibility to pause or cancel your membership anytime. If you want to continue watching some of Disney’s content, you can consider signing up for their own service, The Disney Bundle, which they offer for $13.99/month.
We appreciate Disney’s partnership and will share any further updates as we have them.