On Friday night, we all got to see bowl season get off to a fantastic start.
Middle Tennessee kicked things off by upsetting Toledo in the Bahamas Bowl with an interesting two-quarterback system. Then later in the day, Coastal Carolina earned the program’s first-ever bowl win in a thriller over Northern Illinois in the Cure Bowl. After that, we had a battle of the FCS titans with James Madison at North Dakota State.
The Bison led JMU with about six minutes left when they punted into Dukes’ territory. JMU led a lengthy drive deep into North Dakota’s red zone.
If you were one of YouTube TV’s roughly four million subscribers at that point, you completely lost access to any Disney-owned properties, including the ESPN networks at that exact moment. You had to find out that North Dakota State made a game-saving, one-handed, end zone interception on Twitter...like a fool.
In a nutshell, YouTube and Disney were unable to come to a renewal agreement prior to the expiration of their old deal on Friday night. As a result, all Disney-owned channels including ESPN and ABC were dropped from all YouTube TV packages. This presents a problem for college football fans with six FBS bowl games, an FCS bowl, and an FCS playoff game starting at 11 AM ET on Saturday. All but three of this year’s 44 bowl games are scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN networks.
Members, we’re working with Disney to continue carrying Disney-owned channels, including ESPN and your local ABC station. If we’re unable to reach a fair deal by 12/17/21, we'll decrease our monthly price by $15 while content is off the platform.— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) December 13, 2021
We know how frustrating it is to lose channels like ESPN and your local ABC station, and will continue conversations with Disney in hopes of restoring their content for you. For the full list of removed Disney-owned channels and live updates, check out https://t.co/R7MzaOMBNF— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) December 18, 2021
In order to watch those games, we have one potential solution for you. fuboTV’s starter package gives you access to 110 channels, including all of the ESPN channels as well as ABC and a decent amount of other sports channels.
Use our link, and you can get a free seven day trial for fuboTV to see for yourself if it’s your new solution for soaking up every single game this bowl season. After the trial week, the starter package is $64.99 per month.
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Saturday CFB Schedule
Boca Raton Bowl - Appalachian State vs Western Kentucky - 11 AM ET - ESPN
Celebration Bowl - Jackson State vs South Carolina State - Noon ET - ABC
FCS Semifinal - Montana State vs South Dakota State - 2 PM ET - ESPN2
New Mexico Bowl - Fresno State vs UTEP - 2:15 PM ET - ESPN
Independence Bowl - #13 BYU vs UAB - 3:30 PM ET - ABC
LendingTree Bowl - Liberty vs Eastern Michigan - 5:45 PM ET - ESPN
Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl - Oregon State vs Utah State - 7:30 PM ET - ABC
New Orleans Bowl - Marshall vs #23 Louisiana - 9:15 PM ET - ESPN