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BREAKING: NESN To Be Dropped From YouTube TV on October 31st

Just a few weeks after losing Fox Sports RSNs, YouTube TV will be dropping NESN, the regional sports network covering the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.

While the service still carries RSNs from NBC Sports — it’s a major blow to subscribers for a service that positions themselves for sports fans. Earlier in June, YouTube TV raised their price by 30%, becoming $65 a month. They have since added NFL Network and added a $10.99 Sports Plus add-on that includes NFL RedZone.

With the removal from YouTube TV, NESN will now only available to streamers on fuboTV and AT&T TV NOW. A full comparison of Regional Sports Networks across services is below.

DTV STREAM Fubo Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Free 3-Day Trial Free Trial Get $25 OFF Sign Up
$79.99 $94.99 $76.99 $25 $40 $40 $72.99
NESN + $29 - - - - -

In an email to customers, YouTube TV says:

We’re writing to let you know that our agreement with New England Sports Network (NESN) has expired. Unfortunately, we were unable to reach a new agreement to continue offering you this network.

Starting Saturday, October 31st, 2020, NESN will no longer be available on YouTube TV, and you will no longer have access to any previous recordings from NESN.

We regret the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your membership as we strive to make YouTube TV the best streaming experience.

Sincerely,

The YouTube TV team

Comparison of Live TV Streaming Services Across RSNs

DTV STREAM Fubo Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Free 3-Day Trial Free Trial Get $25 OFF Sign Up
$79.99 $94.99 $76.99 $25 $40 $40 $72.99
Altitude + $29 - - - - -
Arizona’s Family Sports - - - - - -
SportsNet Pittsburgh + $29 - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Southwest + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports Detroit + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports Florida + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports Great Lakes + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports Indiana + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports Kansas City + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports Midwest + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports New Orleans + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports North + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports Ohio + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports Oklahoma + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports San Diego + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports SoCal + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports South + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports Southeast + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports Southwest + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports Sun + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports West + $29 - - - - -
Bally Sports Wisconsin + $29 - - - - -
Longhorn Network + $15 - - - + $11 - -
Marquee Sports Network + $29 - - - - -
MASN + $29 - - - - -
MASN2 + $29 - - - - - -
Monumental Sports Network + $29 - - -
MSG + $29 - - - - -
MSG Sportsnet + $29 - - - - -
NBC Sports Bay Area + $29 - - -
NBC Sports Boston + $29 - - -
NBC Sports California + $29 - - -
NBC Sports Chicago + $29 - - -
NBC Sports Philadelphia - - - -
NBC Sports Philadelphia+ - - - -
NBC Sports Washington+ - - - - - -
NESN + $29 - - - - -
Rockies.TV Channel + $29 - - - - -
Root Sports Northwest + $29 - - - - -
Space City Home Network + $29 - - - - -
Spectrum SportsNet + $29 - - - - - -
Spectrum SportsNet LA + $29 - - - - - -
SportsNet NY + $29 - - - - -
YES Network + $29 - - - - -

Jason Gurwin has has spent the last 10 years in the technology, media, entertainment industries. For The Streamable, he specializes in all things media like streaming services, devices, and cord cutting.

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