Sinclair Broadcast announces distribution agreement with YouTube TV

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (“Sinclair”) today announced a distribution agreement with YouTube TV to add carriage of Tennis ChannelT2, CHARGE! and TBD to YouTube TV’s service offerings.

The agreement also extends YouTube TV’s existing carriage of Sinclair’s CBS and MyNetworkTV affiliated television broadcast stations.

Tennis Channel, the only television-based multiplatform destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle and T2, Tennis Channel’s first free ad-supported TV (FAST) channel, are scheduled to debut on June 1st, to coincide with Roland-Garros (the French Open). These additions give YouTube TV subscribers a means to watch Tennis Channel’s exclusive, live coverage of more than 93% of the professional tennis events each year.

Sinclair’s multicast networks CHARGE!, with a lineup of high-profile police procedural dramas, and TBD, featuring a slate of reality-based series, are also scheduled to launch on YouTube TV June 1st. Additionally, the agreement renews carriage of Comet, Sinclair’s network for fans of sci-fi and fantasy, bringing all three of Sinclair’s multicast television networks to YouTube TV’s lineup, offering subscribers access to the top fan-favorite series and franchises.

“We are pleased to reach an agreement that brings Tennis Channel, T2 and all three of our Emerging Networks to YouTube TV, a valued partner of ours,” said Will Bell, SVP, Head of Distribution & Network Relations for Sinclair. “As the media landscape continues to evolve, our goal remains the same – to bring our unrivaled content to people wherever they want to experience it. With Roland-Garros kicking-off May 28th, the timing is perfect for YouTube TV customers.”


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