Top streaming services sometimes experience some serious failures, some of which occur during major sporting events. The YouTube TV interruption on Wednesday night did not necessarily reach that level, but the interruption (which interrupted YouTube.com and its YouTube TV streaming bundling for several hours) did interfere with people who wanted to watch #MACtion (three games on Wednesday night across CBSSN, ESPN) And ESPNU). The surge in the number of people reporting downtime came from DownDetector.com, which shows that this is a big problem from 7pm Eastern Time (the first MAC start time on Wednesday) to at least 8:1
YouTube TV stopped broadcasting #MACtion. Just want to see the light of Ball State.
-Brandon Pope TV (@BpopeTV) November 12, 2020
Well, it seems that YouTube TV is broken. It’s time to use the ESPN app for #MACtion.
-Sam Dakota (@thesamdakota) November 12, 2020
Stupid YouTube TV is off. I just want to watch MACTION on Wednesday night
-Coach Peterson (@CoachPetey66) November 12, 2020
Tonight I have a 4-leg MACTION relay to moisturize my appetite for Las Vegas, and YouTube TV has stalled… We are so happy to see it! pic.twitter.com/hAWqF3CLae
-William H. Schneider III (@SneadFeed) November 12, 2020
YouTube closed during #MACtion, so in 2020…
-Jeremy Guy (@JGuyMAC) November 12, 2020
The price of YouTube TV ($49.99 monthly fee in January) has long been one of the leading streaming media bundles for sports fans. However, the price increased to $64.99 per month in June, and since then, they have lost some large sports networks, including the Fox Regional Sports Network (now owned by Sinclair) and NESN. However, they did add NFL Network in September (and add NFL RedZone for an extra fee), and they are still definitely a service used by many sports fans. But the massive power outage on Wednesday night was only the latest they have suffered. And, even though they are far from the only market, and the power outage occurred during #MACtion, not during NLCS or the World Cup, this is still true for those who rely on services for watching sports annoying.[Down Detector]