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Disney channels — including ESPN and ABC — go dark on Charter Spectrum

About 15 million Charter Spectrum customers lost multiple Disney-owned channels on Thursday, including ESPN and ABC. The network went out because Disney and Disney were still in the process of signing a new transportation deal.

More than 25 Disney Channels have been terminated from cable TV providers as the two companies held each other accountable for service interruptions. It’s a sports network that started just as the college football season and the highly anticipated US Open match between Carlos Alcaraz and Lloyd Harris began.

With Spectrum, the nation’s second-largest cable TV provider, serving the Billie Jean King Tennis Center during the US Open, ESPN will also be broadcasting around 8 p.m. at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the media workroom, And started activities all over the ground.

ABC-owned stations including ABC 7 New York, ESPN and its affiliates, Freeform, FX, National Geographic and other channels were all poached by Disney, Spectrum said.

The company pledged to continue negotiations in good faith in a message to viewers of the blacked-out channels.


Millions of Charter Spectrum customers lost access to Disney-owned channels, including ABC, FX and ESPN, due to the companies’ continued carriage agreements.

With Spectrum servicing the Billie Jean King Tennis Center during the US Open, ESPN also went out to Arthur Ashe Stadium, the media workroom, and the entire grounds around 8 p.m.
With Spectrum servicing the Billie Jean King Tennis Center during the US Open, ESPN also went out to Arthur Ashe Stadium, the media workroom, and the entire grounds around 8 p.m.
Christopher Sadowski

Disney, meanwhile, told the Post that it has been in talks with Charter Communications for some time but has yet to reach a
Disney, meanwhile, told the Post that it has been in talks with Charter Communications for some time but has yet to reach a “new market-based deal.”
APs

“We have offered Disney a fair deal, but Disney is demanding an excessive increase,” Spectrum said. “They also want to limit our ability to offer our customers a wide range of choices in programming packages and force us to watch and pay for channels they may not want.

“We are very disappointed in their position for the negative impact it has had on our customers.”

Disney, meanwhile, told the Post that it has been in talks with Charter Communications for some time but has yet to reach a “new market-based deal.”

“Disney Entertainment has had successful deals with pay-TV providers of all types and sizes nationwide, and the rates and terms we seek for this renewal are driven by the market,” he added.


With Spectrum, the nation's second-largest cable TV provider, serving the Billie Jean King Tennis Center during the US Open, ESPN will also be broadcasting around 8:00 p.m. at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the media workroom, And started activities all over the ground.
With Spectrum, the nation’s second-largest cable TV provider, serving the Billie Jean King Tennis Center during the US Open, ESPN will also be broadcasting around 8:00 p.m. at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the media workroom, And started activities all over the ground.
Reuters

Channels such as ABC-owned stations (including ABC 7 New York), ESPN and its affiliates, Freeform, FX and National Geographic have all been poached by Disney, according to Spectrum.
Channels such as ABC-owned stations (including ABC 7 New York), ESPN and its affiliates, Freeform, FX and National Geographic have all been poached by Disney, according to Spectrum.
Christopher Sadowski

“We are committed to reaching a mutually agreed solution with Charter and urge you to work with us to minimize disruption to our customers.”

Spectrum has approximately 14.7 million pay-TV subscribers. According to The Hollywood Reporter.

The carriage dispute is one of the few in recent years Disney has been involved in, according to the media.

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