YouTube TV reaches agreement to restore access to Disney channels


YouTube began regaining access to the Walt Disney Channel on its platform on Sunday, after the companies reached a distribution agreement to end the two-day blackout.

YouTube tweeted, “We have reached an agreement with Disney and have already begun regaining access to channels such as ESPN and FX.”

No company has disclosed the financial terms of this agreement.

YouTube last week warned that it would renew its contract with Disney only if the company provided “equal terms” and announced that it would reduce the monthly price for the YouTube TV from $ 64.99 (approximately Rs. 4,940) to $ 15 (approximately Rs. 1,140). $ 49.99 (approximately Rs. 3,800).

On Sunday, YouTube said it was returning a monthly subscription of $ 64.99 (approximately Rs. 4,940), but affected users will receive a one-time $ 15 (approximately Rs. 1,140) discount.

“We appreciate Google’s cooperation in achieving reasonable terms that are in line with the market,” Disney said in a statement Sunday.

Earlier this month, it struck a multi-year deal with streaming platform Roku to distribute YouTube’s primary service and TV service, ending a months long war over anti competition behavior allegations.

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