YouTube TV is experiencing their first major blackout after Google and Disney failed to agree to a new deal prior to the midnight deadline on Friday, meaning that Disney’s suite of networks have gone dark, according to Variety.
The deal, which included ABC-owned TV stations, ESPN networks, Disney channels, Freeform, the FX networks and the National Geographic channels expired Friday, December 17th at 11:59 p.m EST.
“We’ve held good-faith negotiations with Disney for several months. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we’ve been unable to reach an equitable agreement before our existing one expired, and their channels are no longer available on YouTube TV,” Google said in a statement. “We will be decreasing our monthly price by $15, from $64.99 to $49.99, while this content remains off of our platform.”
Google said it will reduce YouTube TV’s monthly price by $15, which brings the pricetag from $64.99 to $49.99, now that the channels have gone dark.