Disney Channels Could Be Leaving YouTube TV Soon?

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Disney may be pulling out of YouTube’s subscription TV service soon, according to PCMAG. YouTubeTV is a $64.99/month service that offers over 80 television channels, many of which are under the Disney umbrella. As things stand right now, the two companies have not come to terms with a contract extension.

On December 17th, the existing contract will end, and with it, possibly over a dozen channels on the service would disappear. If this should happen, subscribers will see their monthly bill drop by $15.

In a statement released by YouTube, the company appeared to plead to be treated on the same level as other television companies, “Our ask to Disney, as with all our partners, is to treat YouTube TV like any other TV provider—by offering us the same rates that services of a similar size pay, across Disney’s channels for as long as we carry them.

The details about what increases or concessions Disney was demanding during these negotiations were not immediately available. Perhaps the Mouse asked for a more significant cut of the income or wanted to charge a more considerable premium for specific channels. Who knows?

When it comes to Disney, the company has a number of video entertainment companies under its belt that have a presence on YouTube. These include Sky, Fox, GoPro, History, Vice, Lifetime, A+E, and so on.

If you want to know just how much stuff the Walt Disney Company owns, check out this handy map from TitleMax.

TitleMax

If Disney wanted to, they could pull nearly all of its terrestrial programming and cram everything into Disney+. Of course, I’m not saying Disney would pull that big of a boner [heh], but with all the strange decisions we’ve seen the company make with Star Wars, the parks, and with their live-action film arm in general, it may not be that far fetched of an idea.

[Source: PCMAG]

[Source: TitleMax]



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