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Bad news for cord-cutting Lightning and Rays fans, courtesy of Youtube TV

Unless a deal is cut with Sinclair, we’ve seen our last Fox Sports Sun broadcasts of Rays and Lightning games on Youtube TV.
In this August 2019 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays broadcaster Rich Hollenberg, left, leans in along with guest Dante Bichette, center, as fellow broadcaster Orestes Destrade, right, takes a selfie of them together during the Fox Sports Sun pregame show before the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. DIRK SHADD   |   Times
In this August 2019 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays broadcaster Rich Hollenberg, left, leans in along with guest Dante Bichette, center, as fellow broadcaster Orestes Destrade, right, takes a selfie of them together during the Fox Sports Sun pregame show before the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. DIRK SHADD | Times [ DIRK SHADD | TIMES | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Feb. 28, 2020
Updated Feb. 28, 2020

The YouTube TV announcement Thursday that it is dropping all 21 regional sports networks owned by Sinclair means its cord-cutting Lightning and Rays subscribers are out of luck.

Effective Saturday, YouTube TV ($49.99 per month) is dropping Fox Sports Sun.

“Despite our best efforts, we’ve been unable to reach an agreement with Sinclair,” YouTube TV officials said in a statement released on Twitter Thursday. “As a result, we will no longer offer FOX Regional Sports Networks, including YES Network, beginning February 29th."

Streaming options for Lightning, Rays and even Yankees fans are shrinking. Hulu ($54.99 a month) currently carries Fox Regional networks and YES Network.

Subscribers are taking to social media to voice their displeasure.