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ABC and Other Channels On YouTube TV Not Working, But A Fix Is Coming

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ABC and other local channels are currently not working on YouTube TV. Google’s live TV streaming service is aware of the issue and is currently working on a fix for the problem.

It is not unusual for channels to be removed from a streaming service, and especially following a dispute. In spite of YouTube TV subscribers currently receiving a This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Terms of Service message, that’s not the case.

A YouTube TV Community Manager has confirmed that this is the result of an error and says that “We’re working with our teams on fixing this.” Unfortunately, the post was unable to provide any details on how long the fix will take.

A similar message was also posted to the TeamYouTube X account, again, confirming the issue and that the team is working on a fix.

While the post also didn’t specifically mention which channels are affected, it does seem to be mainly local channels. Specifically, we’ve seen a good number of reports confirming that ABC is definitely impacted.

We have also seen some reports confirming local NBC stations are impacted. While not confirmed, we suspect the issue likely affects other local stations as well.

Basically, if you are currently seeing a This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Terms of Service message when trying to watch YouTube TV, it is an error, and a fix is currently being worked on.

John Finn
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John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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