Why is ESPN not on YouTube TV? Disputes with Disney hurt cord-cutting college football fans

A total of 38 bowl games will be played from Saturday, December 18 through the College Football Playoff championship game on Monday, January 10. Unless a new agreement is reached between Google and Disney, college football fans who subscribe to YouTube TV will not be able to watch any of them.

YouTube TV on Friday Announced that an eleventh-hour deal with Disney fell through, leading to the removal of several Disney-owned television channels from the streaming service, and left dedicated service college football fans seemingly without any means of watching football during the rest of bowling season.

As a result, YouTube TV announced that its monthly subscription would decrease by $ 15 per month as long as it no longer owns Disney properties.

“We have been in good faith negotiations with Disney for several months,” YouTube TV announced in a statement on Friday. “Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we were unable to reach an equitable settlement before the current one expired and its channels are no longer available on YouTube TV. We will decrease our monthly price by $ 15, from $ 64.99 to $ 49.99 while this is content remains off our platform.

“We know this is frustrating news for our customers, and not what we wanted. We will continue discussions with Disney to advocate on their behalf in hopes of restoring their content to YouTube TV. In the meantime, we will update this website soon with the latest updates, including affected channels, alternative ways to continue enjoying some of the Disney content in The Disney Bundle, information about our price decrease, plus any other questions you may have about this situation. “

Disney also issued a statement, saying the streaming service “refused to reach a fair settlement with us based on market terms and conditions.”

“As a result, your subscribers have lost access to our unmatched portfolio of networks, which includes live sports and news, as well as entertainment programming for children, families and in general from ABC, ESPN networks, Disney channels, Freeform, FX networks and National Geographic channels. “Said the company. “We are ready to reach an equitable settlement with Google as quickly as possible to minimize the inconvenience for YouTube TV viewers by restoring our networks. We hope that Google will join us in that effort. “

Below are the sports-focused (and ABC) channels that will no longer be broadcast on YouTube TV:

  • ABC
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3 (via authentication in the ESPN app)
  • ESPNU
  • ESPNEWS
  • SEC network
  • ACC network

And below is the schedule of bowling games that take place in the ABC family of networks for the remainder of the bowling season:

bowl Match Time (ET) TV
Bahamas bowl Middle Tennessee State vs. Toledo Midday ESPN, fuboTV
Curing bowl Coastal Carolina vs. Northern Illinois 6 pm ESPN2, fuboTV

bowl Match Time (ET) TV
Boca Raton Bowl Western Kentucky vs. App State 11 a. M. ESPN, fuboTV
New Mexico bowl Fresno State vs. UTEP 2:15 pm ESPN, fuboTV
Independence Bowl No. 13 BYU vs. UAB 3:30 pm ABC, fuboTV
LendingTree Bowl Freedom Against Eastern Michigan 5:45 pm ESPN, fuboTV
LA Bowl State of Utah vs. State of Oregon 7:30 pm ABC, fuboTV
New Orleans Bowl No. 23 Louisiana vs. Marshall 9:15 pm ESPN, fuboTV

bowl Match Time (ET) TV
Myrtle Beach Bowl Tulsa vs. Old Dominion 2:30 pm ESPN, fuboTV

bowl Match Time (ET) TV
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Kent State vs. Wyoming 3:30 pm ESPN, fuboTV
Frisco bowl No. 24 San Diego State vs. UTSA 7:30 pm ESPN, fuboTV

bowl Match Time (ET) TV
Armed Forces Bowl Army against Missouri 8 p. M. ESPN, fuboTV

bowl Match Time (ET) TV
Gasparilla bowl UCF vs. Florida 7 pm ESPN, fuboTV
Frisco Soccer Classic North Texas vs. Miami (Ohio) 3:30 pm ESPN, fuboTV

bowl Match Time (ET) TV
Hawai’i bowl Memphis vs. Hawai’i 8 p. M. ESPN, fuboTV

bowl Match Time (ET) TV
Camellia bowl Ball State vs. Georgia State 2:30 pm ESPN, fuboTV

bowl Match Time (ET) TV
Quick Lane bowl West Michigan vs. Nevada 11 a. M. ESPN, fuboTV
Military bowl ECU vs. Boston College 2:30 pm ESPN, fuboTV

bowl Match Time (ET) TV
Birmingham Bowl No. 20 Houston vs. Auburn Midday ESPN, fuboTV
First aid bowl Air Force vs. Louisville 3:15 pm ESPN, fuboTV
Liberty bowl Texas Tech vs. the State of Mississippi 6:45 pm ESPN, fuboTV
Guaranteed rate bowl West Virginia vs. Minnesota 10:15 pm ESPN, fuboTV

bowl Match Time (ET) TV
Fenway bowl SMU vs. Virginia 11 a. M. ESPN, fuboTV
Striped bowl Virginia Tech vs. Maryland 2:15 pm ESPN, fuboTV
Cheez-It Bowl No. 19 Clemson vs. Iowa State 5:45 pm ESPN, fuboTV
Alamo bowl No. 14 Oregon vs. No. 16 Oklahoma 9:15 pm ESPN, fuboTV

bowl Match Time (ET) TV
Duke’s May Bowl North Carolina vs. South Carolina 11:30 am ESPN, fuboTV
Music City Bowl Tennessee vs. Purdue 3:30 pm ESPN, fuboTV
Las Vegas Bowl Wisconsin vs. Arizona State 10:30 pm ESPN, fuboTV

bowl Match Time (ET) TV
Crocodile bowl No. 17 Wake Forest vs. No. 25 Texas A&M 11 a. M. ESPN, fuboTV

bowl Match Time (ET) TV
Outback bowl No. 21 Arkansas vs. Penn State Midday ESPN2, fuboTV
Citrus bowl No. 15 Iowa vs. No. 22 Kentucky 1 p. M. ABC, fuboTV

bowl Match Time (ET) TV
Texas bowl Kansas State vs. LSU 9 p. M. ESPN, fuboTV

New Years Day 6 bowls

Date bowl Match Time (ET) TV
December 30 Peach bowl No. 10 Michigan State vs. No. 12 Pitt 7 pm ESPN, fuboTV
January 1 Party bowl No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State 1 p. M. ESPN, fuboTV
January 1 Rose Bowl Game No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Utah 5 p. M. ESPN, fuboTV
January 1 Sugar bowl No. 7 Baylor vs. No. 8 Ole Miss 8:45 pm ESPN, fuboTV

College Football Playoffs

Date bowl Match Time (ET) TV
December 31st Orange Bowl (CFP semifinal) No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Georgia 7:30 pm ESPN, fuboTV
December 31st Cotton Bowl Classic (CFP semifinal) No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Cincinnati 3:30 pm ESPN, fuboTV
January 10 CFP National Championship TBD vs. TBD 8 p. M. ESPN, fuboTV