It has been reported that the dispute between YouTube TV and NBC can lead to the removal of 14 channels from the Google-owned platform. This is the news that has brought You Need Channels.com into the limelight.
What exactly is Youneedchannels com? What does it do? Why is NBC connected to it? Get all the answers to your questions below. We will tell you the back story, the reasons, and what decisions are so far concluded.
An Insight on YouTube TV
The YouTube TV platform is a service that provides TV streaming from Live broadcasts to digital cable and local sports channels. Viewers have to pay an amount as a monthly subscription which entitles them access to 70+ channels.
For those who have gotten rid of the corded support of entertainment, YouTube TV is their go-to platform for Live TV. And not just entertainment, but news, sports, local, international, lifestyle, etc. are part of the deal. With YouTube TV’s program, you are connected to some of the most reputable networks. These channel providers include ABC, Fox, CBS, and many United States local channels.
These channels also include 14+ of the NBC Universal network. Namely local NBC Station, The Golf Channel, CNBC, USA Network, Telemundo, Bravo, The Olympic Channel, E!. The other channels include Oxygen, Universal Kids, NBC News Now, Syfy, Universo, USA, Cozi, NECN, MSNBC, NBCLK, and NBC 4k Content.
The Issue That Has Led to the Feud
The disagreement surfaced in September 2021. This was when both the platform and the content provider had to renew their contracts. The main issue was seeking “fair prices” at both ends. Since no conclusion was reached the subscribers were expecting a blackout of NBC channels.
The expiration was expected, at the end of September. But to avoid inconvenience to the viewers no such measures were taken. Both the parties have known to further talk out the issue and have extended the viewership till any results are achieved.
How You Need Channel Com Became Focus of Attention
Amongst all the chaos, youneedchannels had surfaced as an alternative to YouTube TV. The news was that NBC Universal was redirecting its customers to you need channels.com. it was to experience the 14 channels they would be losing on YouTube TV.
The authenticity of the news is still unknown but users of the portal have confirmed access to the channels. There is also other content to view on the website, which depends on permissible viewing and uploading.
About You Need Channels Com
Now being accessed worldwide, this portal is quite easy to navigate and use. Any browser such as Chrome is needed to connect with the portal. Youneedchannels com can be accessed on the phone or the PC.
Once the desired website is loaded, you can use the navigation facility provided in the taskbar. From here on you can approach the channels available on the website. Since NBC Universal has been known to direct its users there, the availability of their channels is verified.
Further Insight on You Need Channels Com
Regarding the website, it is not an old one. It was launched on 28th June 2021 and requires renewal on 28th June 2022 – A date that is fast approaching. Moreover, being a new website, it has not earned many credits, as users are concerned with its succession.
Since the site is newly established it is still far away from building its trust and worthiness for the users. Statistically speaking the truth rundown of the site is 1%.
The website also lacks any social evidence or analysis submitted by the customers. There are no online interaction details or reviews which can add to the credibility or the reliability.
Some sources have also added their angle to the affair. According to some, NBC was trying to convince YouTube to add Peacock Subscription into the same package of channels. Though it had been a treat for the viewers and the subscribers, it was an unlucrative deal for YouTube.
Since it’s known that the argument was the disagreement of some financial affairs, adding in another channel was out of the question. Furthermore, it is still baffling for many as to why would NBC Universal be interested in getting Peacock associated at all.
About Peacock TV
For those who may not be familiar with the service, Peacock TV is an NBC Universals TV service that will stream NBC’s original content. The offer will be free but will have limited content. To gain additional content, a certain subscription value will have to be paid according to the viewing plan. The type may include viewing with ads and without ads.
The idea is to advertise multiple NBC Universal content. The previously streamed content on various NBC Universal channels will have their content stream on Peacock the next day. The channels that will be given the boast are, MSNBC, E!, Bravo, NBC News, and more.
The content will include dramas, live sports events, films from the house of Universal Studios, comedies, and much more. Even new and original content will be available for Peacock TV viewers.
The Real Struggle
With mixed opinions about your youneedchannels com, YouTube might be a better option for NBC Universal. The renewal of the website is still speculative and unknown. However, the huge businesses might be having their alternative ideas to get things up and rolling.
For the time being both the parties had agreed on continuing with the running of the channels for their customers. A short-term extension was decided till an agreement was to be reached.
If YouTube Tv does lose NBC Universal as the content provider, the users will have a relief of $10 from their monthly fee for the channels.
The question now remains, if You Need Channels.com does not prevail, then what option does NBC Universal have for its channels?
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