Initially, it was planned to no longer manage the networks as of February 29, citing increased programming costs. But after further discussions between the two parties, YouTube announced on February 28 a short-term agreement to keep the channels available. Sinclair bought Fox RSN from Disney last year in a $10.6 billion deal, but since then it has failed to reach transportation deals with other major streaming providers, including Dish and FuboTV, both of which have reported higher transportation rates. YouTube confirmed the agreement with Sinclair and said in a statement that YouTube TV “will continue to carry the Fox RSNs only in certain areas. Affected members who no longer have access to this content will soon receive a notification in the YouTube TV app. We are not taking this decision lightly and will continue to do our best to make YouTube TV a first class experience. Shimi R.9:06 PM Before sending your subscription, I would like to share the good news shimi R.9:07 PM We just received an update a few minutes ago that Sinclair and YouTube TV have come to a temporary agreement to broadcast the Fox Sports channel in our app. This is the latest for youTube sports fans after Another Sinclair defeat in September. While YouTube TV previously carried fox regional sports networks on the service, it was unable to secure a permanent agreement with Sinclair to support the channels even after the end of the MLB, NBA and NHL season. A YouTube spokesperson told Gizmodo that the service “has been working since then on a more sustainable solution, but unfortunately the seasons are now over and the extension expires.” The deal between Google and Sinclair will keep the 19 RSNs on YouTube TV until the end of the 2020 Major League Baseball season, according to a source familiar with the pact. YES is majority owned by the Yankees, but 20% sinclair and 15% amazon. The e-commerce giant recently reached an agreement with the Yankees to stream 21 games on Amazon Prime Video live. According to John Ourand, YouTube TV will broadcast 13 mlb games live exclusively next season, as it did last season, although YES Network has informed the league that the Yankees will not appear in any of these games under the club`s national TV contract with MLB.
A YouTube spokesperson emailed Gizmodo that the company`s agreement with Sinclair to transfer the channel had expired at the end of November. “Our goal with YouTube TV is to provide you with the content you like, provided the way you want it,” the spokesperson said. “Unfortunately, our agreement with the tennis chain has expired and from November 30, this channel will no longer be available to our members.