Simply since you’re the largest live TV streaming service in the United States does not imply you are not nonetheless topic to the standard market shenanigans.
YouTube TV at this time despatched out emails to subscribers annoying that it is “been unable to achieve an settlement with Sinclair to proceed to hold the FOX Regional Sports activities Networks and YES Community.”
That implies that as of Feb. 29, these channels will not be out there to YouTube TV subscribers. (Not less than not till Sinclair and YouTube TV attain a brand new settlement.)
YouTube TV in a Twitter thread famous what everyone knows — that is all the time about cash. Sinclair needs extra for the rights to hold content material, and YouTube TV did not wish to pay.
We don’t take this determination flippantly. It is a reflection of the rising value of sports activities content material. You’ll have seen a number of different TV companies have additionally determined to take away FOX Regional Sports activities Networks from their lineups.
— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) February 27, 2020
Here is the total textual content of the e-mail:
Our aim with YouTube TV is to give you the content material you’re keen on, delivered the way in which you need.
To make this occur, we have to enter into offers with our companions. Sadly, we’ve got been unable to achieve an settlement with Sinclair to proceed to hold the FOX Regional Sports activities Networks and YES Community.
Beginning February 29, 2020, you’ll not be capable to watch reside, on demand, or recorded content material out of your native FOX Regional Sports activities Community or YES Community.
Please know that we don’t take this determination flippantly. We worth your membership and can proceed to try to construct the perfect streaming expertise attainable.
The YouTube TV workforce
Fox regional sports activities networks embody:
- Fox Sports activities Arizona
- Fox Sports activities Carolinas
- Fox Sports activities Detroit
- Fox Sports activities Florida
- Fox Sports activities Indiana
- Fox Sports activities Kansas Metropolis
- Fox Sports activities Midwest
- Fox Sports activities New Orleans
- Fox Sports activities Ohio
- Fox Sports activities Prime Ticket
- Fox Sports activities San Diego
- Fox Sports activities South
- Fox Sports activities Southeast
- Fox Sports activities Southwest
- Fox Sports activities Sportstime Ohio
- Fox Sports activities Solar
- Fox Sports activities Tennessee
- Fox Sports activities West
- Fox Sports activities Wisconsin
The exact affect on you as a shopper will rely upon the place you reside. As an example: I reside in Florida, and so I am going to count on to lose Fox Sports activities Solar and Fox Sports activities Florida. However I do not even have the YES Community right here. The precise channels you may lose will fluctuate from area to area.
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