YouTube TV no longer has access to MLB Network and MLB.TV
With Spring Training starting in a month, MLB Network is no longer available on YouTube TV. YouTube TV told its customers that it was unable to reach a deal to keep MLB’s network on its base plan.
Recorded material and linear channel live programs are currently unavailable. Adding insult to injury, YouTube TV no longer offers the MLB.TV add-on. Customers could view out-of-market games with this add-on.
“We have been working hard to renew our deal with the MLB Network to continue carrying their content on YouTube TV,” the note stated. “However, we have been unable to reach an agreement, and starting today, January 31, 2023, MLB Network content will no longer be available on YouTube TV.”
“We apologize for the news and will continue conversations with the MLB to advocate on your behalf, in the hope of restoring their content on YouTube TV.” YouTube TV said.
YouTube TV, the largest live-streaming service in the U.S. with over 5 million members, has had carriage disputes before. Some MLB fans may switch to YouTube TV, but it’s unlikely to lose many subscribers.
YouTube TV is accessible on all major platforms, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google TV, Android TV, smart TVs, and web browsers. 4K Plus and sports and entertainment bundles are offered with its $65 monthly basic plan.