YouTube TV had to offer a $15 discount to their members after failing to renew their deal with Disney+ by December 17. Still, it seems the streaming platform has cut back on its losses within the weekend and signed a new deal, bringing back Disney network channels, including ESPN, National Geographic, ABC and FX.
YouTube TV’s deal with Disney+ was set to expire last Friday unless they could pen down a new contract. The Google-owned streaming service had announced that they had failed to reach an agreement, and therefore Disney channels will no longer be available on YouTube TV.
At the time, YouTube TV had slashed the subscription prices by $15 — from $64.99 to $49.99 — until they got the Disney network back.
The bone of contention seemed to be Disney’s demand for higher prices from Youtube compared to other streaming platforms where Disney content is licensed.
“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,” Youtube TV announced on Friday.
$15 discount stays
As of December 19, the two streaming powerhouses have penned a new deal, and Youtube will be offering Disney network channels again.
The discount will stay for all Youtube TV subscribers and reflect a one-time $15 credit on the next bill. Those who had turned their backs on Youtube after the deal with Disney collapsed can still return to the service and avail the one-time $15 credit.