‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Have Big Concerns About YouTube TV Block

by Quentin Blount

Jeopardy! fans who use YouTube TV to watch the show woke up this morning to some bad news — they will no longer be able to do so.

YouTube TV and Disney have been at the negotiating table for several months now. Unfortunately, however, the two companies were not able to renegotiate a deal. That means that Jeopardy! fans won’t be able to enjoy the show with their YouTube TV subscription, at least for the foreseeable future.

One fan in the official Jeopardy! subreddit shared their concerns in a post titled, “Question about YouTube TV block.”

“Anyone know how I can watch upcoming episodes of Jeopardy as I have YouTube TV and they are in dispute with ESPN and Disney so we lost ABC.”

Reagan Lynch, a moderator for the Jeopardy! subreddit replied with the following message:

“Hi Everyone: The mods know this is really unfortunate news for everyone who gets Jeopardy on YouTube TV in the ABC markets. We’re going to keep this thread open so this can be discussed.”

In addition, Lynch also posted a message directly from YouTube TV.

“We’ve held good faith negotiations with Disney for several months. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we were unable to reach an equitable agreement before our existing one expired.”

If you are wondering whether or not YouTube TV will still be worth the money, the company did say that they would be decreasing the monthly cost of their subscription.

“We will be decreasing our monthly price by $15, from $64.99 to $49.99, for the Base Plan while this content remains off of our platform. No action is needed on your part. A credit of $15 per month will automatically be issued. Should we come to an agreement with Disney, we will adjust the price accordingly and will notify members via email beforehand.”

Channels No Longer Accessible on YouTube TV

So, what channels will be missing from YouTube TV you ask? There are quite a few of them, including some fan favorites. Check out the list down below:

  • Your local ABC channel
  • ABC News Live
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • DisneyXD
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FXX
  • FXM
  • National Geographic
  • National Geographic Wild

In addition to all of those, YouTube TV will also no longer offer the following Disney-owned sports channels:

  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • SEC Network
  • ACC Network

How Else Can You Watch ‘Jeopardy!’?

It goes without saying that YouTube and Disney’s disputes have caused some concern among Jeopardy! fans. But it’s not all bad news — there are still plenty of ways to be able to watch your favorite game show.

For starters, you could get an HD television antenna for pretty cheap and be able to watch all of your local channels. You could also get cable or satellite. And finally, you could consider getting a different live TV streaming service other than YouTube TV. Some of those include Hulu + Live TV, Fubo, and DirecTV Stream.