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.