YouTube TV reaches deal with Disney to restore channels including ABC, ESPN

From CNET: YouTube TV customers will regain access to Disney's suite of networks, which went dark Friday, after the companies announced Sunday they had reached a new carriage agreement.

The new deal, announced by YouTube TV on Twitter, means its customers will once again have access to programming from ESPN, local ABC channels, Freeform, FX networks, National Geographic and other Disney properties.

"We're happy to announce that we've reached a deal with Disney and have already started to restore access to channels like ESPN and FX, and Disney recordings that were previously in your Library," the Google-owned service said, adding that local ABC TV stations will begin turning back on throughout the day.

"We appreciate Google's collaboration to reach fair terms that are consistent with the market, and we're thrilled that our robust lineup of live sports and news plus kids, family and general entertainment programming is in the process of being restored to YouTube TV subscribers across the country," Disney said in a statement.

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