Thu. Jan 20th, 2022

Disney and YouTube TV today reached a deal to put more than a dozen Disney channels back on Google’s Internet TV streaming service.

The news follows an earlier announcement late Friday that the two had not reached an agreement before their contracts expired, and users were informed that they would no longer be able to access the channels, including ESPN, Disney, FX and other Disney properties. .

“We are pleased to announce that after a brief hiatus, we have entered into a new distribution agreement with Google’s YouTube TV to continue our network portfolio,” Disney said in a statement. “We value Google’s partnership to achieve fair terms consistent with the marketplace, and are delighted that our robust lineup of live sports and news plus kids, family and general entertainment is currently being restored to YouTube TV. subscribers around the world. the country.”

With the loss of channels, YouTube TV said it would lower the price by $15 to $49.99 per month. In a blog post about the restored service, YouTube TV said it would return to its original $64.99 per month service charge, but that it will honor “a one-time credit for all affected members.”

“For active members who have not yet received that $15 discount on their monthly bill, you will automatically receive a one-time credit on your next bill with no action required,” according to YouTube TV. “For members who have been affected and have started the cancellation process, we look forward to welcoming you back.”

YouTube TV said it has begun restoring access to Disney’s properties on its service, including local ABC stations, which will return “in the course of the day.”

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