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YouTube TV subscribers are again about to lose FOX Sports North

Contract negotiations have failed and the sports channel is set to disappear.
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Once again, cord cutters who switched to YouTube TV are about to lose FOX Regional Sports Networks (RSNs).

FOX Sports North (FSN) is set to disappear from the YouTube TV channel lineup, and it's going to happen on Thursday. Regular FOX (FOX 9) and FS1 won't be wiped out. The 36-hour notice is the result of fruitless contract negotiations between YouTube TV and Sinclair Broadcasting, which owns FOX RSNs.

"To bring you 85+ channels, we periodically renegotiate contracts with content owners. In February, we announced we had negotiated an extension with Sinclair to continue providing FOX Regional Sports Networks through the end of MLB, NHL and NBA seasons," YouTube TV's statement said. 

"Now that the seasons are over, that extension is expiring. Starting October 1, 2020, FOX RSNs will no longer be available on YouTube TV. Members that are impacted will no longer have access to library recordings from the FOX RSNs."

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A similar situation unfolded back in February only to see YouTube TV and Sinclair Broadcasting reach an agreement two days later that kept FOX Sports North on Minnesota subscribers' channel lineup. 

YouTube TV's statement provides some hope that FSN won't be gone forever – "We hope we can bring FOX RSNs back in the future." – but it's unclear when it could happen.

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FSN is home to the majority of Twins, Lynx, Timberwolves, Wild and United games. The Wolves, Lynx and Wild are in their respective offseason while Twins playoff games are broadcast on national networks like ABC, ESPN and TBS. 

The most immediate impact of the contract ending hits United fans, who won't be able to watch the final nine games of the Major League Soccer team's season. 

There are alternatives available if losing FSN convinces you to switch from YouTube TV, and a fairly comparable option is Hulu Live, which includes FSN and FSN+. Click here and enter your zip code to see what channels Hulu Live has in your area. The cost is $54.99 a month after a free trial.

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