YouTube TV has had a strange couple of months, thanks to negotiations involving its channel lineup that attracted high-profile and somewhat public attention. NBC and Disney had a successful year for subscribers, but we’ll lose some channels at the end of the year, though I’m not sure many will miss them.
YouTube TV has informed its subscribers that CNBC World and NBC Sports Network will no longer be available as of today, December 31.
CNBC World’s demise is not explained in the email, but the closure of NBC Sports Network is. Television industry closures are not uncommon. Almost every cable provider and streaming television provider is losing those, and some content has been moved to the USA.
Also, three Stadium college sports channels, which were a part of the Sports Plus package are also being removed.
We are writing to inform you of a few changes to our channel lineup. The following channels will no longer be made available on YouTube TV starting today, Friday, December 31, 2021, and you will no longer be able to watch live or access content you may have recorded in your Library from these channels:
- CNBC World
- NBC Sports Network
Please note that NBC Sports Network is ceasing operations for all distributors, but much of its programming will be transferred to USA Network, which is available on YouTube TV.
We are sorry to share this news, but please know that at this time no other changes have been made to your YouTube TV service.
As always, thank you for being a YouTube TV member.
The YouTube TV team