NBCUniversal & YouTube TV Agree To “Short Extension” As They Negotiate Carriage Renewal – Update

NBCUniversal & YouTube TV Agree To “Short Extension” As They Negotiate Carriage Renewal – Update
2Nd Update with NBCUniversal statement: NBCUniversal and YouTube TV have agreed to an extension of their carriage agreement, which officially expired Thursday, while they continue to negotiate a renewal.

In a statement, NBC described it as a “short extension while parties continue talks.”

While 14 networks hang in the balance, the broadcast mother ship is nearing a significant tune-in event this weekend. NFL Sunday Night Football on NBC will feature Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visiting the New England Patriots in Brady’s return to Foxboro, Ma, where he quarterbacked the Patriots for 20 years. The show has been the top ratings draw in primetime for years, but this Sunday’s game could over-index even by the usual lofty standards of the timeslot.

Streaming is a significant element in the renewal discussions. YouTube says NBCU is asking it to bundle Peacock, its year-old service, into its interface. But the tech
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