Disney channels — together with ESPN and ABC — go darkish on Constitution Spectrum

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Practically 15 million Constitution Spectrum prospects misplaced a number of Disney-owned channels — together with ESPN and ABC — Thursday when the networks went darkish as the 2 sides are nonetheless hammering out a brand new carriage deal.   

Greater than 25 Disney channels had been lower from the cable TV supplier as each firms blame the opposite for the service disruption — which started as the faculty soccer season and in the course of the much-anticipated US Open match between Carlos Alcaraz and Lloyd Harris bought underway on the sports activities community.

As a result of Spectrum — the No. 2 cable TV supplier within the nation — companies the Billie Jean King Tennis Heart in the course of the US Open, ESPN broadcasts additionally went out in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the media workroom and throughout the grounds round eight p.m.

ABC-owned stations — together with ABC 7 New York — ESPN and its associates and channels like Freeform, FX and Nationwide Geographic have all been pulled by Disney, Spectrum mentioned.

The corporate vowed to maintain negotiating in good religion in a message to viewers on the blacked-out channels.

Tens of millions of Constitution Spectrum prospects misplaced entry to Disney-owned channels together with ABC, FX and ESPN as a result of two firms’ ongoing carriage deal.

Because Spectrum services the Billie Jean King Tennis Center during the US Open, ESPN also went out in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the media workroom and all around the grounds around 8 p.m.
As a result of Spectrum companies the Billie Jean King Tennis Heart in the course of the US Open, ESPN additionally went out in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the media workroom and throughout the grounds round eight p.m.
Christopher Sadowski

Disney, meanwhile, told The Post that it's been in ongoing discussions with Charter Communications for some time, but have yet to reach a “new market-based agreement.”
Disney, in the meantime, informed The Put up that it’s been in ongoing discussions with Constitution Communications for a while, however have but to achieve a “new market-based settlement.”
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“We provided Disney a good deal, but they’re demanding an extreme improve,” Spectrum mentioned. “Additionally they wish to restrict our capability to supply higher buyer alternative in programming packages forcing you to take and pay for channels you could not need.

“We’re very disenchanted with their place, which has negatively impacted our prospects.”

Disney, in the meantime, informed The Put up that it’s been in ongoing discussions with Constitution Communications for a while, however have but to achieve a “new market-based settlement.”

“Disney Leisure has profitable offers in place with pay-TV suppliers of every type and sizes throughout the nation, and the charges and phrases we’re looking for on this renewal are pushed by {the marketplace},” it added.


Because Spectrum — the No. 2 cable TV provider in the country — services the Billie Jean King Tennis Center during the US Open, ESPN also went out in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the media workroom and all around the grounds around 8 p.m.
As a result of Spectrum — the No. 2 cable TV supplier within the nation — companies the Billie Jean King Tennis Heart in the course of the US Open, ESPN additionally went out in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the media workroom and throughout the grounds round eight p.m.
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ABC-owned stations -- including ABC 7 New York -- ESPN and its affiliates and channels like Freeform, FX and National Geographic have all been pulled by Disney, Spectrum said.
ABC-owned stations — together with ABC 7 New York — ESPN and its associates and channels like Freeform, FX and Nationwide Geographic have all been pulled by Disney, Spectrum mentioned.
Christopher Sadowski

“We’re dedicated to reaching a mutually agreed upon decision with Constitution and we urge them to work with us to attenuate the disruption to their prospects.”

Spectrum has about 14.7 million pay-TV subscribers, in line with Hollywood Reporter.

The newest carriage dispute is considered one of a handful to contain Disney lately, in line with the outlet. 

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