YouTube TV May Drop 14 NBC Universal Channels Over A Contract Dispute

However, YouTube has stated that it will only renew "if NBCU offers us equitable terms," and that it will reduce monthly fees from $64.99 to $54.99 while the channels are removed from the platform.

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According to 9to5Google, NBC Universal has warned YouTube TV subscribers that 14 of its channels may be removed if the two parties cannot reach an agreement.

YouTube has acknowledged the situation on its official blog, stating that if the situation is not resolved and the content goes offline, the monthly fee will be reduced by $10.

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If you subscribe to YouTube TV, you will lose access to NBC, USA Network, Golf Channel, Bravo, CNBC, Telemundo, and eight other channels.

The dispute, according to YouTube, is over how much money it pays NBC Universal (NBCU) for its content.

“For the duration of our agreement, YouTube TV seeks the same rates that similar-sized services receive from NBCU so that we can continue to offer YouTube TV to members at a competitive and fair price,” the Google-owned service stated.

In a statement, NBC stated that it is seeking “fair rates” from Google and that YouTube TV is “just days away from having their contract expire.”

NBC Universal is attempting to put pressure on YouTube TV by encouraging users to tweet at or chat with YouTube TV, or even switch providers.

However, YouTube has stated that it will only renew “if NBCU offers us equitable terms,” and that it will reduce monthly fees from $64.99 to $54.99 while the channels are removed from the platform.

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In order to keep NBCU content, it even encouraged users to sign up for NBC’s Peacock streaming service, which costs $4.99 per month.

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