Yesterday, YouTube TV sent emails out to its customers, saying that the live TV streaming service would be dropping Tennis Channel at 11 p.m. ET on Monday night.
The email from YouTube TV says the following:
“We’re writing to let you know that our agreement with the Tennis Channel has expired. Starting November 30, 2020, at 11 pm ET, the Tennis Channel will no longer be made available for distribution on YouTube TV. This means that you will no longer be able to watch that channel live or access any content that you have recorded from the Tennis Channel.
We regret the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your membership.”
Another part of this channel loss for YouTube TV is that the channel is owned by Sinclair Broadcasting Group, which has previously removed its regional FOX Sports regional sports networks from the service this year.
In all fairness, the streaming service has provided some value back to its customers by adding channels such as NFL Network and NFL RedZone in the service’s new Sports Plus add-on (along with other channels) that costs $10.99 a month, and it recently added Hallmark Movies Now as an add-on, which costs $5.99 a month.
Granted, these are not new channels that come at no additional cost to the customers, but shows that the folks at YouTube TV are still trying to innovate and build their product.
YouTube TV costs $64.99 a month and is available to stream on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV and Mac.