After YouTube TV and NBCUniversal announced a “brief” extension on Thursday to keep more than a dozen channels on live TV, YouTube TV and NBCUniversal announce that they have closed a deal – meaning the channels from NBC to stay on YouTube TV.
“We are very pleased to announce that we have made an agreement to continue to offer the entire NBCUniversal portfolio of channels,” said a Saturday update on the YouTube blog. “That means you won’t lose access to any of their channels and YouTube TV will continue to offer 85+ networks for $ 64.99. We appreciate NBCUniversal’s willingness to work towards an agreement, and we also appreciate your patience as we negotiated with them on your behalf. “
With a deal struck just days after it looked like the channels could be discontinued, YouTube TV users still have access to more than a dozen channels, including:
- Golf channel
- The Olympic Canal
- Universal children
- USA network
In addition, regional sports networks:
- NBC Sports Bay Area
- NBC Sports Boston
- NBC Sports California
- NBC Sports Chicago
- NBC Sports Philadelphia
- NBC Sports Washington
YouTube TV said if the service lost its channels it would have cut prices by $ 10 a month. But when a deal is closed, the price stays the same – and YouTube TV users can still find their TV in one app without having to subscribe elsewhere to cover NBC-owned properties.