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Why is ESPN not on YouTube TV? Disputes with Disney hurt cord-cutting college football fans

A complete of 38 bowl video games happen from Saturday, Dec. 18 by the College Football Playoff championship recreation on Monday, Jan. 10. Unless a brand new deal between Google and Disney is struck, cord-cutting college football fans who subscribe to YouTube TV will not be capable to watch any of them.

YouTube TV on Friday announced that an Eleventh-hour deal with Disney had fallen by, leading to a number of Disney-owned TV channels’ elimination from the streaming service — and leaving college football fans devoted to the service seemingly with none technique of watching football for the rest of bowl season.

MORE: College football schedule: What bowl video games are on at the moment? Times, TV channels for Dec. 17-18

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As a consequence, YouTube TV introduced its month-to-month subscription would lower by $15 a month as long as it not carries Disney properties.

“We’ve held good religion negotiations with Disney for a number of months,” YouTube TV introduced in a Friday assertion. “Unfortunately, regardless of our greatest efforts, we’ve been unable to achieve an equitable settlement earlier than our current one expired, and their channels are not accessible on YouTube TV. We will probably be reducing our month-to-month worth by $15, from $64.99 to $49.99 whereas this content material stays off of our platform.

“We know this is irritating information for our prospects, and not what we needed. We will proceed conversations with Disney to advocate on your behalf in hopes of restoring their content material on YouTube TV. In the meantime, we’ll replace this web site quickly with the most recent updates, together with channels impacted, other ways to proceed having fun with a few of Disney’s content material on The Disney Bundle, details about our worth lower, plus every other questions you will have about this case.”

Disney additionally launched an announcement, saying the streaming service “declined to achieve a good deal with us based mostly on market phrases and circumstances.”

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“As a result, their subscribers have lost access to our unrivaled portfolio of networks including live sports and news plus kids, family and general entertainment programming from ABC, the ESPN networks, the Disney channels, Freeform, the FX networks and the National Geographic channels,” the corporate stated. “We stand ready to reach an equitable agreement with Google as quickly as possible in order to minimize the inconvenience to YouTube TV viewers by restoring our networks. We hope Google will join us in that effort.”

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Below are the sports-centric channels (and ABC) that can not be carried by YouTube TV:

  • ABC
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3 (by authentication to the ESPN app)
  • ESPNU
  • ESPNEWS
  • SEC Network
  • ACC Network

And beneath is the schedule of bowl video games carried on the ABC household of networks by the rest of bowl season:

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MORE: College football bowl picks, predictions for all 43 postseason video games in 2021-22

Friday, Dec. 17

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Bahamas Bowl
Middle Tennessee State vs. Toledo
Noon
ESPN, fuboTV
Cure Bowl
Coastal Carolina vs. Northern Illinois
6 p.m.
ESPN2, fuboTV

Saturday, Dec. 18

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Boca Raton Bowl
Western Kentucky vs. App State
11 a.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
New Mexico Bowl
Fresno State vs. UTEP
2:15 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Independence Bowl
No. 13 BYU vs. UAB
3:30 p.m.
ABC, fuboTV
LendingTree Bowl
Liberty vs. Eastern Michigan
5:45 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
LA Bowl
Utah State vs. Oregon State
7:30 p.m.
ABC, fuboTV
New Orleans Bowl
No. 23 Louisiana vs. Marshall
9:15 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Monday, Dec. 20

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Myrtle Beach Bowl
Tulsa vs. Old Dominion
2:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Tuesday, Dec. 21

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Kent State vs. Wyoming
3:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Frisco Bowl
No. 24 San Diego State vs. UTSA
7:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Wednesday, Dec. 22

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Armed Forces Bowl
Army vs. Missouri
8 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Thursday, Dec. 23

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Gasparilla Bowl
UCF vs. Florida
7 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Frisco Football Classic
North Texas vs. Miami (Ohio)
3:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Friday, Dec. 24

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Hawai’i Bowl
Memphis vs. Hawai’i
8 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Saturday, Dec. 25

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Camellia Bowl
Ball State vs. Georgia State
2:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Monday, Dec. 27

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Quick Lane Bowl
Western Michigan vs. Nevada
11 a.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Military Bowl
ECU vs. Boston College
2:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Tuesday, Dec. 28

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Birmingham Bowl
No. 20 Houston vs. Auburn
Noon
ESPN, fuboTV
First Responder Bowl
Air Force vs. Louisville
3:15 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Liberty Bowl
Texas Tech vs. Mississippi State
6:45 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Guaranteed Rate Bowl
West Virginia vs. Minnesota
10:15 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Wednesday, Dec. 29

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Fenway Bowl
SMU vs. Virginia
11 a.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Pinstripe Bowl
Virginia Tech vs. Maryland
2:15 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Cheez-It Bowl
No. 19 Clemson vs. Iowa State
5:45 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Alamo Bowl
No. 14 Oregon vs. No. 16 Oklahoma
9:15 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Thursday, Dec. 30

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Duke’s Mayo Bowl
North Carolina vs. South Carolina
11:30 a.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Music City Bowl
Tennessee vs. Purdue
3:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Las Vegas Bowl
Wisconsin vs. Arizona State
10:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Friday, Dec. 31

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Gator Bowl
No. 17 Wake Forest vs. No. 25 Texas A&M
11 a.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Saturday, Jan. 1

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Outback Bowl
No. 21 Arkansas vs. Penn State
Noon
ESPN2, fuboTV
Citrus Bowl
No. 15 Iowa vs. No. 22 Kentucky
1 p.m.
ABC, fuboTV

Tuesday, Jan. 4

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Texas Bowl
Kansas State vs. LSU
9 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

New Year’s Day 6 bowls

Date
Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Dec. 30
Peach Bowl
No. 10 Michigan State vs. No. 12 Pitt
7 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Jan. 1
Fiesta Bowl
No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State
1 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Jan. 1
Rose Bowl Game
No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Utah
5 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Jan. 1
Sugar Bowl
No. 7 Baylor vs. No. 8 Ole Miss
8:45 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

College Football Playoff

Date
Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Dec. 31
Orange Bowl (CFP semifinal)
No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Georgia
7:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Dec. 31
Cotton Bowl Classic (CFP semifinal)
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Cincinnati
3:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Jan. 10
CFP National Championship
TBD vs. TBD
8 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

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