NBC, YouTube TV strike deal on a “short extension”

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Good news, YouTube TV customers who hope to watch Buccaneers-Patriots on Sunday night. We think.

NBC has announced that a deal has been reached with YouTube TV to extend the agreement that otherwise would have expired at midnight on October 1.

“NBCUniversal and YouTube TV have agreed to a short extension while parties continue talks. NBCUniversal will not go dark on YouTube TV at midnight eastern tonight,” an NBCUniversal spokesman said in a statement issued Thursday night.

The duration of the extension wasn’t specified. YouTube TV has said that, if NBC programming exits the streaming platform, the monthly cost will drop from $64.99 to $54.99 per month. Users could then subscribe to Peacock’s premium platform for NBC content, including Sunday Night Football.

Far more importantly (sarcasm), this means that you’ll see PFT Live on NBCSN on YouTube TV on Friday morning, at 9:00 a.m. ET. It streams live on Peacock at 7:00 a.m. ET.