YouTube TV (Google) and NBC Universal came to terms on a brand new multi-year agreement on Saturday. Details of the new deal were not disclosed.
The two sides were at an impasse earlier this past week over a carriage disagreement, where NBC wanted Peacock bundled as part of the new deal within YouTube TV. Google refused to agree on these terms as part of a new deal. Google’s disagreement with was that YouTube TV customers would essentially be paying for most of the same programming from NBC twice. It was revealed that by both sides Peacock bundled with YouTube TV is not part of the new deal.
The two sides on Thursday did agree on short term extension while negotiations where ongoing.
Had the agreement fallen through, YouTube subscribers would have lost 14 NBC channels, including the USA Network.
YouTube TV also had said if no agreement with NBC would have been reached, they were going to lower their monthly subscription fee from $64.99 to $54.99 per month.
YouTube TV sent out the following email to it’s customers on Saturday:
We’re thrilled to share that we’ve reached a deal with NBCUniversal to continue carrying the full NBCUniversal portfolio of channels, including their Regional Sports Networks and your local NBC station. That means you won’t lose access to any of their channels, and YouTube TV will continue to offer 85+ networks for $64.99* per month.
We appreciate NBCUniversal’s willingness to work toward an agreement, and we also appreciate your patience while we negotiated with them on your behalf. Thanks again for being a YouTube TV member.
The YouTube TV team