It’s official. YouTube TV subscribers will continue to have access to NBC channels after a week long dispute, a short extension to make a deal, and confirmation that a deal was being finalized last night.
There will be no change to YouTube TV’s subscription cost and the deal will not include bundling Peacock Premium with the live TV streaming service.
Here is the statement sent to Cord Cutters News from an NBCUniversal spokesperson: “We are thrilled to have reached a deal with YouTube TV and can continue to offer our full network portfolio, without interruption. YouTube is a valued partner and we never want to involve our fans in a dispute, but we felt obligated to let them know what was at stake. We thank our viewers for their loyalty and promise to continue bringing them the networks and programs they love.”
YouTube also released a statement: “We’re thrilled to share that we’ve reached a deal to continue carrying the full NBCUniversal portfolio of channels. That means you won’t lose access to any of their channels, and YouTube TV will continue to offer 85+ networks for $64.99. We appreciate NBCUniversal’s willingness to work toward an agreement, and we also appreciate your patience as we negotiated with them on your behalf.”
Had the deal not gone through, subscribers would have lost access to the following channels: NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, Golf Channel, MSNBC, Oxygen, SYFY, Telemundo, The Olympic Channel, Universal Kids, Universo, and USA Network, as well as NBC Sports Regional Networks.