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.

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

  1. Already canceled youtube tv and signed up for Hulu live. Even better channel lineup and cheaper than paying for Hulu and YouTube tv separately. The drama forced me to look into other options and it turns out there are better deals out there!

    Mistake by YouTube TV in my opinion since live sports is one of the few reasons people pay the $60+ a month for a streaming service, and now they surely have lost some customers since switching costs are basically non-existent.

  2. Just seems like a scheme to yank more money out of any and everybody’s pockets. Fans are the only ones who seem to be losing in this situation.

  3. I bailed on YouTubeTV the moment NFL Network was added to Hulu Live TV. YouTubeTV isn’t that great. The app on my computer and smart TV is weak. It only works well on my smartphone.

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