YouTube TV & Paramount Reach a Deal to Avoid a Blackout of CBS, Nickelodeon, CBS Sports, & More




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Earlier this week, for a short time, a warning message showed up on Youtube TV’s website warning that Paramount-owned channels would be dropped. Now that message is gone and Cord Cutters News has confirmed that a deal has been reached to avoid a blackout for now.

The message on YouTube TV’s website said that because of ongoing negotiations, Paramount-owned content was going to be unavailable. Google went on to say that the Base Plan for YouTube TV would temporarily drop to $66.99 a month from the normal $72.99 fee. It is common for YouTube to drop the cost of YouTube TV if a blackout happens.

Cord Cutters News has confirmed that a deal is in place to keep Paramount-owned channels, including local CBS, Nickelodeon, CBS Sports, Paramount, and more on YouTube TV. Both Google and Paramount declined to comment on the exact details of the deal and for how long the deal would last. Cord Cutters News was unable to confirm if this is a permanent deal or a short-term extension.

Originally, Paramount’s contract with YouTube TV came to an end on October 25, 2023. The deal was so uncertain that YouTube TV prepared a warning message for its customers about a possible blackout that, for a short time, was live on YouTube TV’s website.

The good news for YouTube TV fans is that, for now, they can continue to enjoy Paramount-owned channels, including CBS. This is great news for NFL fans today looking for games on CBS.

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