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Cord-cutting Lightning, Rays fans, rejoice. There’s a Youtube TV reprieve

The Lightning’s 4-3 victory over Calgary broadcast by Fox Sports Sun on Saturday was carried by the streaming service.
The streaming service announced late Friday that it will continue to carry the regional networks like Fox Sports Sun while it negotiates with Sinclair.
The streaming service announced late Friday that it will continue to carry the regional networks like Fox Sports Sun while it negotiates with Sinclair.
Published Mar. 1, 2020

YouTube TV backed off its threat to drop Fox Sports Sun and other Fox Regional networks, telling some Tampa Bay customers it would continue to carry the network that broadcasts Lightning and Rays game while it continues to negotiate with Sinclair.

YouTube TV had announced Thursday its decision to drop all 21 regional sports networks owned by Sinclair. By late Friday, however, its customer service representatives were messaging subscribers that until further notice they would “have access to these networks as normal.”

“We have agreed to a temporary extension with Sinclair while we continue to work to reach an agreement, though we cannot say at this point whether we will or will not come to a long-term agreement,” a customer service representative messaged.

The streaming service shared similar messages on social media.

YouTube TV service costs $49.99 a month.