This week we realized that the favored stay TV streaming service fuboTV may lose all of its Univision-owned channels by the tip of June. In an ongoing contract pricing dispute, fuboTV has confirmed that the corporate may cease carrying Univision, UniMas, Galavision, and TUDN if the 2 can’t comply with new phrases.
This isn’t the primary time we’ve seen a stay TV streaming service in a dispute, and in the long run, all it does is damage us, the client. We’ve seen YouTube TV battle it out with NBC over contract pricing and threaten to take away channels, and we’ve seen this similar story from fuboTV with different channels. FuboTV dropped six channels again in 2021, together with A&E and Lifetime.
fuboTV is likely one of the most reasonably priced stay TV streaming companies that target sports activities, however the service additionally provides a variety of content material for households. And whereas a number of different streaming platforms provide Univision-owned channels, fuboTV is the one one providing the 4 important channels at a low value and on its base plan.
Sadly, if fuboTV and Univision can’t agree on a brand new contract quickly, the streaming service will cease carrying its channels on June thirtieth. Right here’s what the corporate needed to say in a press release launched this week.
“FuboTV is presently in negotiations with Univision to resume our long-standing content material settlement. Univision’s new contract provide would value us greater than double the present charges, that are already at a premium to market. We’re working diligently to resolve this difficulty and hope Univision reconsiders their method in negotiating with FuboTV and can proceed to supply their content material in our market-leading Latino content material package deal at a good and affordable value for shoppers.”
On the surface, that definitely doesn’t sound promising. In keeping with fuboTV, Univision desires to cost it greater than double its earlier contract to proceed carrying its widespread Latino content material package deal.
For these questioning, this implies you’d lose all 4 channels talked about earlier, together with TUDN, which provides broadcasts of U.S. nationwide soccer groups, the Gold Cup, Main League Soccer, Liga MX, and rather more.
We noticed an identical contract dispute with Univision and Sling TV in 2019 that didn’t finish effectively. Sling TV finally eliminated the channels from its service, they usually by no means returned. That mentioned, we’re hopeful fubuTV and Univision can come to phrases, for everybody’s sake.
by way of The Streamable