YouTube TV for almost the last week has had a temporary agreement with Sinclair Broadcasting Group in order to get a new deal put in place for its regional FSN stations.
However, the day has come where select regional FSN stations are being removed from the live TV streaming service, as well as YES Network.
We’ve reached an agreement with Sinclair and we’ll no longer be able to offer FOX Regional Sports Networks in select areas as of March 5th. If your area is impacted by a channel loss, you’ll be notified in the YouTube TV app soon.
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) March 5, 2020
YouTube TV has dropped the YES Network. pic.twitter.com/RxVgSIjQsR
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) March 5, 2020
Right now, the only other way to stream the regional FSN stations will be through Hulu with Live TV (full support) and both them and AT&T TV will be the only live TV streaming services to offer YES Network, which is also currently only available in select markets.
YouTube TV is not the only live TV streaming service to do this. Just last year, both Sling TV and fuboTV pulled the plug on the networks after not reaching an agreement with Sinclair Broadcasting Group.
Those that will not be able to get their local regional FSN station will receive a notification from YouTube TV today, as the live TV streaming service will begin removing those select regional FSN stations that are not in the new agreement with Sinclair Broadcasting Group. YES Network is set to be removed from YouTube TV today too.
YouTube TV costs $50 a month and is available to stream on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV and Mac.