Earlier this week YouTube TV announced that they will be dropping Sinclair Owned Fox Sports Networks on February 29th. Now YouTube has announced that Sicnair and Google have reached a short term extension to keep Fox RSNs on YouTube TV, Cord Cutter News reports.
If the negotiation falls through, this would be the 3rd major live TV streaming service to drop Fox Regional Sports Networks since Sinclair bought them for just over $10 billion last year. This would mean that Hulu and AT&T TV NOW would be the only live TV streaming services that offer Fox RSNs.
Here is the statement YouTube TV just posted online:
Negotiations are still underway! In the meantime, we’ve agreed to a temporary extension. FOX RSNs and YES Network are still available on YT TV while we work to reach an agreement. We’ll send out an update as soon as we have more info on a resolution.
Here is the original announcement:
To bring you 70+ channels, we have contracts with content owners that are periodically renegotiated. Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of FOX Regional Sports Networks and YES Network, is one of the largest owners of local TV stations in the US.— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) February 27, 2020
The negotiation seems to be over the Fox Regional Sports Networks only. Sinclair owned locals will remain on YouTube TV.