YouTube TV retains NBC, gained’t should bundle Peacock as corporations strike new deal

NBC's peacock-shaped logo on the NBC Tower in Chicago.

Enlarge / NBC’s emblem on the NBC Tower in Chicago on March 25, 2011. (credit score: Getty Pictures | Raymond Boyd )

Replace on October 2 at 1:35 pm ET: YouTube TV and NBC right this moment introduced a brand new contract that may let NBC channels stay on YouTube TV. “We’re thrilled to share that we have reached a deal to proceed carrying the total NBCUniversal portfolio of channels. Meaning you will not lose entry to any of their channels, and YouTube TV will proceed to supply 85+ networks for $64.99,” YouTube mentioned. NBC confirmed the deal in an announcement to Ars.

YouTube confirmed to Ars that the brand new contract is a multi-year deal however neither firm revealed the precise size. The perimeters beforehand agreed to a brief extension of the outdated contract to keep away from a blackout and had been then in a position to finalize a brand new channel-carriage settlement.

The brand new contract doesn’t require YouTube TV to bundle NBC’s Peacock on-line service, an NBC supply confirmed to Ars. NBC beforehand sought a YouTube TV/Peacock bundle however dropped the demand earlier within the negotiations. The NBC supply mentioned that Peacock was not a “main half” of the negotiations with YouTube TV however that Peacock is “part of the dialog” in all negotiations with companions.

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