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Sinclair “Disappointed” That YouTube TV Will No Longer Carry RSNs, But Remain In Discussions For Their Return

Jason Gurwin

Last night, we learned that starting on October 1st, YouTube TV will no longer carry Fox Sports Regional Sports Networks.

Barry Faber, Sinclair’s President Distribution & Network Relations, said “While we are disappointed that YouTube will discontinue carriage of the RSNs, we remain in discussions in an effort to find a mutually acceptable path to returning the RSNs to YouTube TV.”

He continued, “We intend to keep the public informed as to the progress of these discussions so that YouTube TV subscribers can make informed decisions regarding how to view the extremely popular programming carried on these RSNs.”

Given that there will be no MLB, NHL, or NBA games on these channels, until January at the earliest, YouTube TV had little pressure to keep the channels once baseball season ended.

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

In a statement YouTube TV said:

To bring you 85+ channels, we periodically renegotiate contracts with content owners. In February, we announced we had negotiated an extension with Sinclair to continue providing FOX Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) through the end of MLB, NHL and NBA seasons.

Now that the seasons are over, that extension is expiring. Starting October 1, 2020, FOX RSNs will no longer be available on YouTube TV. Members that are impacted will no longer have access to Library recordings from the FOX RSNs.

This was a difficult decision made after months of negotiations. We hope we can bring FOX RSNs back in the future. We thank you for your membership as we work to make YouTube TV the best streaming experience. You will receive an email today if you are impacted by this change.”

This isn’t the only Live TV Streaming Service in a dispute with Sinclair over Fox Regional Sports Networks. Last July, Sling TV and Dish Network dropped the channels after being unable to reach an extension. In January, fuboTV dropped the RSNs from their service.

The channels are still dark on both services.

The channels which were acquired by Sinclair Broadcast Group from Disney, after netting them as part of their deal for 21st Century Fox. FOX Regional Sports Networks broadcasts local telecasts of 14 MLB teams, 17 NBA teams and 13 NHL teams.

Comparison of Live TV Streaming Services Across RSNs

AT&T TV fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Sign Up
USD 69,99 USD 64,99 USD 64,99 USD 25 USD 35 USD 35 USD 64,99
Altitude ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Southwest ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - -
Bally Sports Arizona ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Carolinas ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Detroit ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Florida ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Great Lakes ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Indiana ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Kansas City ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Midwest ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports New Orleans ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports North ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Ohio ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Oklahoma ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports San Diego ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports SoCal ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports South ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Southeast ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Southwest ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Sun ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Tennessee ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports West ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Wisconsin ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Arizona ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Carolinas ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Detroit ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Florida ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Indiana ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Kansas City ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Midwest ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports New Orleans ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports North ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Ohio ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Oklahoma ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Prime Ticket ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports San Diego ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports South ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Southeast ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Southwest ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Sun ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Tennessee ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports West ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Wisconsin ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
LA FC Sports Network - - - - - -
Longhorn Network - - - - ^ USD 11 - -
Marquee Sports Network ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - -
MASN ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
MASN2 ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
MSG ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - -
MSG+ ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - -
NBC Sports Bay Area ≥ USD 84,99 - - -
NBC Sports Boston ≥ USD 84,99 - - -
NBC Sports California ≥ USD 84,99 - - -
NBC Sports Chicago ≥ USD 84,99 - - -
NBC Sports Northwest - - - -
NBC Sports Philadelphia - - - -
NBC Sports Philadelphia+ - - - -
NBC Sports Washington ≥ USD 84,99 - - -
NBC Sports Washington+ - - - - -
NESN ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - -
Root Sports Northwest ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Spectrum SportsNet ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Spectrum SportsNet LA ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
SportsNet NY ≥ USD 84,99 - - -
SportsTime Ohio ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
YES Network ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -

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