YouTube TV may lose NBCU channels in a cord-cutter’s nightmare — what to know

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YouTube TV may lose NBCU channels in a cord-cutter’s nightmare — what to know

YouTube TV may lose out on Must-See TV, as the cord-cutting service finds itself in a dispute with NBCUniversal right before a big weekend of TV. Both YouTube TV and NBCUniversal have been unable to reach an agreement that would their deal to include NBCU’s multiple channels in YouTube’s subscription streaming service. And the outlook is so bleak, YouTube is preparing to make an offer to keep subscribers from bolting.

This would be a terrible time to lose access NBC channels, as this weekend NBC has both Sunday Night Football’s big Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New England Patriots featuring Tom Brady against his former team and the season premiere of Saturday Night Live featuring host Owen Wilson and musical guest Kacey Musgraves. In the following weeks, Kim Kardashian West, Rami Malek and Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso himself) will host.

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And it’s not just NBC that would go away: Bravo, E!, Telemundo, USA, SyFy, Oxygen, CNBC, MSNBC, Universo, The Golf Channel, Universal Kids, NBC Sports Network could all vanish. It could be even more than that, as NBCU claims “14+ popular channels” would be dropped. And while we like YouTube TV as one of the best cable TV alternatives, this could be very annoying for all involved.

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