NBCU, YouTube TV Ink a New Carriage Agreement

NEW YORK—NBCUniversal and YouTube TV reached a new carriage settlement for its channels and stations on the digital MVPD on October 3, 2021 avoiding a blackout. NBCU warned final week that its channels might go darkish on the digital MVPD when the previous settlement ended on September 30. The two events stepped again from the brink of a blackout nonetheless, and agreed to a brief extension on September 30 to proceed negotiating. One early sticking level was the price of a new deal and NBCU’s want to have its streaming service Peacock added to YouTube TV. Peacock was not talked about as a part of the October 3 deal.In a assertion despatched to TV Tech, an NBCU spokesman mentioned: “We are thrilled to have reached a cope with YouTube TV and may proceed to supply our full community portfolio, with out interruption. YouTube is a valued companion and we by no means need to contain our followers in a dispute, however we felt obligated to allow them to know what was at stake. We thank our viewers for his or her loyalty and promise to proceed bringing them the networks and applications they love.”YouTube TV mentioned in a assertion: “We’re thrilled to share that we’ve now reached an settlement with NBCUniversal. You’ll proceed to have entry to 85+ channels, together with all NBCU channels, their Regional Sports Networks, and your native NBC station, with no change to our present month-to-month worth.”

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