YouTube TV loses Disney channels including ABC, ESPN as contract expires

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YouTube TV customers lost access to Disney’s suite of networks late Friday as a carriage agreement lapsed and YouTube and Disney failed to reach a new deal. YouTube said it would drop the monthly price of its TV-streaming service by $15 — making it $50 a month — while programming from ESPN, local ABC channels, Freeform, FX networks, National Geographic and other Disney properties is unavailable.In a blog post Friday night, Google-owned YouTube said it had “been unable to reach an equitable agreement” with Disney before the existing contract expired. “We know this is frustrating news for our …