YouTube TV and NBCU avoid channel blackout with short-term agreement

Crisis averted for YouTube TV and NBCUniversal, at least for now. After warnings that NBCU channels could disappear from the live TV streaming service at midnight on September 30 due to a contract dispute, a spokesperson for NBCUniversal shared that a brief extension had been reached to keep the channels on. YouTube TV while negotiations continue.

YouTube TV and NBCU had shared warnings about the expiration of their agreement to bring NBCU channels to consumers earlier in the week, each blaming the other for the disagreement by renewing their agreement. If no deal had been reached, 14 NBCU channels would have gone black on YouTube TV as early as midnight on September 30, including local stations from NBC, NBCSN, Golf Channel, USA, Bravo, MSNBC , CNBC, Telemundo, Universal Kids, E!, Oxygen, NBC Universo, Sy-Fy and the regional sports networks owned by NBC.

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