Why YouTube TV’s Deal With Sinclair Falls Short

“YouTube TV aims for a compromise in what it can afford without having to increase its subscription cost,” analyst Brandon Riney says

At first glance, YouTube TV striking an agreement with Sinclair to continue carrying most of the cable company’s  regional sports networks appears to be a deal it had to make.

After all, YouTube TV is still relatively new, and it should be focused on adding as many customers as possible who are fleeing from traditional pay TV. Offering a robust slate of channels that includes local sports seems like a good way to go about doing that.

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Sean Burch

Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @seanb44