After a couple of days without access to Disney-owned channels such as ESPN, FX, National Geographic, and local ABC affiliate channels YouTube TV has announced a deal has been struck between the two companies.
Return access has already started and local ABC stations should be returning throughout the day.
YouTube TV announced the return of Disney channels via a webpage and embedded tweet below:
We’re happy to announce that we’ve reached a deal with Disney and have already started to restore access to channels like ESPN and FX, and Disney recordings that were previously in your Library. Your local ABC station will also be turning on throughout the day.
— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) December 19, 2021
YouTube TV also said in their messaging that “…impacted members will still receive a one-time $15 discount” — but wouldn’t that be everyone?
YouTube TV subscribers who canceled their subscriptions after the Disney channels dropped are encouraged to resume their membership.
According to YouTube TV, “any of you who were impacted and have initiated the cancellation process, we will still honor the one-time $15 credit on your bill if you resume your membership before you lose access.”
That one-time credit will be noticed “on your next bill with no action needed.”
See the YouTube TV service announcement for more details.