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What you need to know

  • YouTube TV has agreed a deal with Disney that keeps its content on the streamer's platform.
  • Content was originally set to be removed when the existing deal ended on December 17.
  • No agreement was made with Disney content removed from YouTube TV for a couple of days.

YouTube TV has brought Disney content back to its service after agreeing a new streaming deal with Disney. The move means that content from the likes of ESPN and FX will continue to be available despite fears a deal might not be reached.

A deal was, in fact, not reached in time for uninterrupted service. The original deal came to an end on December 17 with content removed as a result. However, as a new update confirms, the two companies were able to agree a new deal on December 19 and content is already on its way back.

We're happy to share that we've reached an agreement with Disney to return their content to YouTube TV while preserving a $64.99/mo. price for our members. We have already started to restore access to Disney networks like ESPN and FX, including their live and on-demand content, as well as any recordings that were previously in your Library. We will also be turning on the local ABC stations over the course of the day.

YouTube had previously promised a price reduction of $15 per month to make up for the loss in content — something the company says it will continue to do as a one-time credit for a couple of days people were missing their Disney content.

As we promised a $15 discount while the Disney content remained off platform, we will still honor a one-time credit for all impacted members. For active members who have not yet received that $15 discount on their monthly bill, you will automatically receive a one-time credit on your next bill with no action needed. For members who were impacted and have initiated the cancellation process, we would love to welcome you back.

Good news for YouTube TV fans, to be sure. And no doubt good news for Disney's bottom line as well.