YouTube is losing yet another regional sports network. The streaming service sent out the following message to subscribers, notifying them that YouTube TV will be dropping New England Sports Network, home of the Bruins and Red Sox, from its lineup.
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 31, 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
NESN responded to a tweet from a YouTube TV subscriber, saying “We are disappointed that despite offering our most favorable terms, YouTube TV decided to remove NESN from its lineup. YT TV recently increased your rates 30% & is now taking away the #1 rated cable net in Prime the last 3 yrs.”
When the YouTube TV drops the channel tomorrow, the only streaming options for NESN will be fuboTV and AT&T TV Now.
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Jess Barnes attended Edinboro University and spent years working in nonprofit before taking up freelance writing in 2012. Jess has been working for Cord Cutters News since 2017.