Disney And Charter Reach Agreement
A whole bunch of people just let out a sigh of relief. Disney and Charter (cable) have reached an agreement, avoiding any interruption in service.
Also, CNBC reported:
- Charter and Disney reach multiyear carriage deal, avoiding a blackout of networks including ESPN and ABC.
- Charter plans to integrate Disney’s streaming services into its set-top box, sources say.
- Charter will carry the new ESPN-owned ACC Network as part of the agreement.
While it was unlikely Charter would risk blacking out ESPN, the most expensive cable network, a deal may put pressure on other pay-TV distributors, such as Comcast, Dish, and Cox, to include the ACC Network in its cable packages. The ACC Network will carry college football and basketball games, including defending college football national champion Clemson’s opening game against Georgia Tech on Aug. 29. The network officially launches on Aug. 22.
The agreement marks the first major renewal deal Disney has struck since it announced its trio of streaming services earlier this year. Disney+ will debut on Nov. 12.
There’s a whole bunch of us still in various stages of cable cutting – here’s hoping that all those groups follow suit.
But tell us: What is your favorite cable-bound Disney network? How often do you watch? Let us know in the comments.