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YouTube TV reinstates access to Disney and ESPN

After a weekend outage due to a dispute between the businesses, YouTube TV has begun to restore access to Disney content.
On Sunday, Disney and Alphabet's YouTube TV announced a partnership to bring back over a dozen Disney-owned channels to Google's internet TV streaming service.
The revelation comes after the two sides failed to reach a deal before their contract ended on Friday, and customers were notified that they would lose access to ESPN, Disney, FX, and other Disney-owned assets.
“We’ve reached a deal with Disney and have already started to restore access to channels like ESPN and FX,” YouTube said in a tweet.
According to Reuters, neither business divulged the financial parameters of the deal.
Last week, YouTube warned that it would only extend its deal with Disney if the firm offered "equitable terms," and it announced a $15 (£11.36) reduction in the monthly price of YouTube TV from $64.99 (£49.23) to $49.99 (£37.87).
A monthly membership to YouTube has been restored to $64.99 on Sunday, although impacted subscribers will receive a one-time $15 discount.
“We appreciate Google’s collaboration to reach fair terms that are consistent with the market,” Disney stated in a statement released on Sunday.
YouTube and streaming provider Roku announced a multi-year deal earlier this month to distribute YouTube's flagship app and TV service, putting an end to a months-long struggle over claims of anti-competitive behaviour.

 

 

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