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NBCU, YouTube TV agree to extend short-term deal, talks continue

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NBCUniversal’s cable and broadcast network is still live on YouTube TV, after media companies and Google reached a short-term extension of their previous distribution agreement just before the midnight ET expires on September 30.

A spokesman for NBCU said in a statement late Thursday night that “NBC Universal and YouTube TV have agreed to extend the term for a short time while the parties continue discussions.” “NBCUniversal will not be dark on YouTube TV tonight at midnight.”

The fight for the contract began earlier this week after NBCU warned YouTube TV subscribers that they could lose 14 or more channels in this stalemate.

Google, on its part, has claimed that NBCU is demanding higher rates than the salaries of YouTube TV pay-TV competitors এবং and NBCU is unfairly asking that the YouTube TV bundle is currently at a pickup premium of $ 64.99 / month, which will be.

“NBC Universal is seeking a fair price from Google for continuing to carry the portfolio of YouTube TV’s only entertainment, Hispanic, news and sports network provider,” the media company said in a statement. “Unfortunately, Google is refusing to make a deal at this fair rate and is willing to stop entertaining, news and sports programming from their paying customers. There are.

Google has said that if it does not reach an agreement by September 30, it will reduce YouTube TV’s monthly subscription fee by ড 10 per month while the NBCU net remains dark. “If NBCU gives us fair conditions, we will renew our contract with them. However, if we do not reach an agreement by Thursday, the NBCU lineup of channels will no longer be available on YouTube TV and we have reduced our monthly price by $ 10 from $ 64.99 to $ 54.99 (when this content is off our platform), ”the internet company said.

Google says it is asking that “NBCU treats YouTube TV like any other TV provider.”

“In other words, for the duration of our agreement, YouTube TV wants the same rate to receive services of the same size from NBCU so that we can continue to offer YouTube TV to members at competitive and fair prices,” Google said in a statement.

NBCU has launched a website, youneedchannels.com, which says that if companies do not reach an agreement, YouTube TV subscribers will be able to subscribe to NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E! Kids, Universo and USA Network. In addition, YouTube TV may exclude NBC Sports regional networks, including NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Philadelphia, SNY and NBC Sports Washington.

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