It was announced today that YouTube TV will soon be dropping local regional FSN stations in just a couple of days. The reason for this is that they and Sinclair Broadcasting Group have been unsuccessful in reaching an agreement to have the channels on the live TV streaming service.
We purchase rights from Sinclair to distribute content to you. Despite our best efforts, we’ve been unable to reach an agreement with Sinclair. As a result, we will no longer offer FOX Regional Sports Networks, including YES Network, beginning February 29th.
— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) February 27, 2020
We saw the same thing happen with Sling TV pulling the plug on those stations last summer, with others following suit. Right now, the only way to get these regional FSN stations is for those that have Hulu with Live TV. Based on your location, you will be able to get your local FSN station.
On top of the loss of regional FSN stations, YouTube TV is expected to lose the YES Network on the same day too.
Even with the loss of regional FSN stations, YouTube TV still has other sports networks such as all of the ESPN channels, FS1, FS2, NBC Sports Network and CBS Sports Network.
YouTube TV is currently available for $50 a month. It can be streamed on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV and Mac. Additionally, Hulu with Live TV costs $55 a month and is available on the same set of devices as YouTube TV.