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Every Channel You’ll Lose if YouTube TV and NBC Keep Fighting

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Earlier this week, we learned that YouTube TV and NBC are fighting over contract negotiations, resulting in the service potentially losing several important channels at the end of the month. And while local NBC and USA are two of the big names you’ll lose, it’s much more than that. Upwards of 20+ channels, depending on where you live. Here’s an extensive list of all the channels NBC will remove from YouTube TV if the two can’t play nice.

YouTube TV and NBC’s contract expires tomorrow, September 30th, and no new deal is in place. The two are stuck in a tug of war regarding the price, and neither side is budging. So come tomorrow, if nothing changes, every channel from NBC Universal will disappear from YouTube TV.

NBC launched a website explaining users will lose “14+ channels” and instructed users to tweet at YouTube TV or change services. While Google confirmed in a blog post that it’d lower every subscriber’s bill by $10, down to $54.99 per month (from $64.99) until the channels return. That’s only if the channels return.

NBC channels leaving YouTube TV

Not only will you lose your local NBC news affiliate channel, but you’ll also lose NBC Sports, regional sports, and several others. Here’s a complete list of NBC channels YouTube TV could lose:

  • Local NBC Station
  • Bravo
  • CNBC
  • USA
  • E!
  • Oxygen
  • Cozi
  • CNBC World
  • The Olympic Channel
  • The Golf Channel
  • NBC News Now
  • Syfy
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • NBC 4K content
  • NECN
  • Telemundo

Unfortunately, that’s only the initial list of typical channels most YouTube TV subscribers enjoy. The situation is worse because on top of those “core channels,” NBC Universal has a wide assortment of regional sports under the NBC Sports line. These show Sunday Night Football, college football, NHL, and several others, making YouTube TV a great service to stream live sports. Here’s what regional NBC sports channels YouTube TV could lose.

  • NBC Sports Net
  • NBC Sports Bay Area
  • NBC Sports Bay Area Plus
  • NBC Sports Boston
  • NBC Sports California
  • NBC Sports California Plus
  • NBC Sports Chicago
  • NBC Sports Chicago Plus
  • NBC Sports Chicago Plus 2
  • NBC Sports Northwest
  • NBC Sports Philadelphia
  • NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus
  • NBC Sports Washington
  • NBC Sports Washington Plus

All said and done, most YouTube TV subscribers will lose at least 19 channels (plus regionals) come tomorrow if NBC and YouTube can’t stop fighting and come to an agreement. So for those worried, check out this roundup of the best streaming services for live sports.

This is why we can’t have nice things!

via 9to5Google

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Cory Gunther has been writing about phones, Android, cars, and technology in general for over a decade. He's a staff writer for Review Geek covering roundups, EVs, and news. He's previously written for GottaBeMobile, SlashGear, AndroidCentral, and InputMag, and he's written over 9,000 articles. Read Full Bio »