YouTube TV is losing to Fox Regional Sports Network

The company announced that several Fox Regional Sports Network (RSN) numbers will no longer be available to YouTube TV subscribers starting October 1.

The move comes after YouTube and Fox had previously publicly spoken to Fox channels about leaving YouTube TV in February, but the two companies carried the rest of the MLB, NBA and NHL seasons through 2020 Made an agreement for. NBA and NHL seasons come. Finally, and with the MLB set around the end of October, Fox and YouTube’s agreement is also being severed.

“To bring you 85+ channels, we periodically hold contracts with content owners,” official YouTube TV Twitter account tweeted. “From October 1, 2020, Fox RSN will no longer be available on YouTube TV. Affected members will no longer have access to library recordings from FOX RSN. “

About 19 channels will be affected. according to this Variety, They include Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Carolinas, Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Indiana, Fox Sports Kansas City, Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports New Orleans, Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sporttime Ohio, Fox Sports Oklahoma, Fox Sports Prime Tickets (Los Angeles), Fox Sports San Diego, Fox Sports South, Fox Sports South Eastern, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports Sun, Fox Sports Tennessee, and Fox Sports Wisconsin.

The goal is to bring them back to YouTube TV, however. Barry Faber, Sinclair’s president of distribution and network relations, told Variety He continues to discuss Sinclair (who owns RSNs) with YouTube “in an effort to find a mutually acceptable path to bring RSNs back to YouTube TV.”

This form of back-and-forth publicly is known as a carriage dispute. Recently, NBCUniversal and Roku saw their own version of it. NBCUniversal and parent company Comcast threatened to pull several NBC apps from Roku as the companies negotiated terms on Roku to acquire NBCUniversal’s streaming app, Peacock. It took less than 24 hours for NBCUniversal’s move to reach a deal – and that’s the ultimate goal.

YouTube TV’s Twitter said, “It was a difficult decision made after months of conversations.” Account added. “We hope we can bring Fox RSN back in the future.”

Both Sinclair and YouTube want Fox’s regional sports network on YouTube TV – it helps justify the $ 65 monthly fee for YouTube TV subscribers. It is just a matter of trying to hold each other’s hands.

So, carriage controversy. Cable subscribers may have experienced this, as cable providers and networks sometimes enter a blackout period to try and speed up conversations. But for cord cutters who would never have bought the cable: you’re welcome!

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