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YouTube TV and Paramount collaborate to prevent the blackout of CBS, Nickelodeon, CBS Sports, and other channels, making sure that fans continued streaming their favorite channels.
Prior to this week, a temporary message appeared on YouTube TV’s website for a short period, cautioning viewers about the potential loss of Paramount-owned channels due to ongoing negotiations. In response to this uncertainty, Google announced a temporary reduction in the Basic Plan price from $72.99 to $66.99, a common strategy during blackout situations.
However, this message has since been removed, as Cord Cutters News confirmed that a deal has been successfully arranged to maintain the presence of Paramount-owned channels on YouTube TV.
Although the actual terms and conditions of the deal remain confidential, both Google and Paramount have chosen not to give remarks on the specifics. This lack of details has left subscribers wondering whether the agreement is a permanent decision or a short-term extension. Originally scheduled to end on October 25, 2023, Paramount’s contract with YouTube TV was at the heart of the negotiation uncertainty, prompting the temporary warning message on the website.
For YouTube TV enthusiasts, the continuation of channels that Paramount owns, including favorites like Nickelodeon and CBS, brings a sigh of relief. This development is especially for NFL fans seeking access to games broadcast on CBS.
In related news, a recent joint announcement by Paramount and Sinclair, Inc. outlined comprehensive, multi-year distribution agreements across all 21 CBS network affiliations for Sinclair stations. Notably, this agreement encompasses six top-50 market affiliates, namely KUTV in Salt Lake City, UT, KEYE in Austin, TX, WKRC in Cincinnati, OH, WPEC in West Palm Beach, FL, WWMT in Grand Rapids, MI, and WHP in Harrisburg, PA. Furthermore, Paramount solidified its commitment by renewing the affiliation of WTVH in Syracuse, NY, and WGFL in Gainesville, FL, both stations for which Sinclair provides services.