[Update: NBC Sports outage] NBC Channel 12 down or not working on YouTube TV? Support confirms fix in the works

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on August 23, 2021) follows:

The National Broadcasting Company, popularly known as NBC, is an American TV channel owned by the telecom giant Comcast.

It is the same company that owns the recently launched video streaming service Peacock TV.

With millions of viewers worldwide, NBC is home to one of the most-watched TV shows, “Sunday Night Football.”


The service is available on numerous platforms, including the popular video-sharing website YouTube.

Having said that, these apps and services sometimes have issues streaming certain channels on their platform, and NBC is no exception.

According to YouTube Premium subscribers, NBC Channel 12 is down on YouTube TV.


Anyone in the local RVA metro area with YouTube TV Live, not able to get our local NBC channel 12? It’s been down since this morning but other channels work. Can’t find info anywhere.

@TeamYouTube @NBC12 is not loading on YouTube TV. Problem for 3 days. No response from YouTube TV wondering in NBC12 is aware?

It looks like many people are stuck on commercials, with some reports suggesting that the channel has frozen for more than 24 hours.

Some user reports date back to August 20, which means the issue persisted over the course of the weekend.

Fortunately, YouTube has finally acknowledged that NBC Channel 12 is down on YouTube TV and said they are working on a fix.


Let us hope NBC and YouTube are working on fixing the issue with YouTube TV soon. We will update this space once the service is restored, so make sure to keep an eye out!

Update 1 (August 24)

IST 10:52 am: YouTube support has shared a temporary workaround for the problem. Check it out below:

Sorry for the trouble – try watching on the NBC app or https://nbc.com/live using your YouTube TV credentials. If this doesn’t work or the issue happens across multiple devices, our live support team can check what’s going on. (Source)

Update 2 (August 25)

IST 1:14 pm: Now, one of the affected users notes that he’s been in touch with NBC 12 and the company confirmed that the issue lies on YouTube’s end.

This channels been off-line since Thursday night. I got an email from the folks at NBC 12 saying that the problem is on YouTube side. Come on folks let’s get it together.

Update 3 (September 13)

IST 08:42 am: It appears that many users have been facing issues with the NBC Sports channel on YouTube TV. Thankfully, YouTube did acknowledge the problem and confirmed that they’re looking into it.

We’ve seen similar reports that NBC Sports Philadelphia is down and our team is already looking into it. Appreciate your patience in the meantime. (Source)

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