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ESPN YouTube Channels Go Dark

Most of ESPN’s channels on YouTube are currently dark over apparent rights issues that remain as the OTT service gets ready to launch a new subscription-based offering. 

At last check, several of ESPN's YouTube channels, including those tied to SportsNationESPN, ESPN FirstTake, His & Hers, ESPNU, The NBA on ESPN, Grantland, and ESPN Front Row, display the message: “This channel has no content.” 

According to multiple reports, YouTube said Disney has signed on for YouTube Red, a $9.99 per month service slated to launch on Oct. 28, but ESPN is not on board yet “due to rights and legal issues.”

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