Sean Breen, SVP, Disney Media Distribution, added: “Our new agreement with Charter allows us to continue to use Spectrum TV customers with the full value of the Walt Disney and ESPN TELEVISION networks, including the new FX and Nat Geo networks. ACC fans can also be sure to see their favorite teams on Spectrum, one of the largest distributors in the entire ACC-Footprint, when ACC Network kicks off next week. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Walt Disney Co. and Charter Communications have reached a new distribution deal that avoids a potentially costly blackout and could make it easier for charter subscribers to access Disney streaming services, including the upcoming Disney+. Disney is, with its subsidiaries, a diversified global entertainment company, with operations in four business segments: Media Networks; Parks, experiences and products; studio entertainment; and direct-to-consumer and international. Disney is a Dow 30 company and has annual revenue of $59.4 billion in fiscal 2018. For more information about Disney, please see www.thewaltdisneycompany.com. The companies said the deal “envisions the future distribution of Disney Plus and ESPN Plus by charter.” The launch of Disney Plus in November is a sensitive topic for Disney and its MVPD partners. Charter offers a full range of advanced broadband services for households, including Spectrum TV® programs, Spectrum Internet®, Spectrum Voice® and Spectrum Mobile™.
Under the Spectrum Business brand® Charter offers scalable, low-cost broadband communication solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, including Internet access, business telephone and television services. With the Spectrum Enterprise brand, Charter is a national provider of scalable fiber-based technology solutions that serve many of America`s largest enterprises and communications service providers. Charter`s promotional and production services are marketed under the Spectrum Reach® brand. Charter`s information and sports networks operate under the Spectrum Networks brand. For more information about charter, please see newsroom.charter.com. Charter Communications and The Walt Disney Company on Wednesday unveiled a multi-year distribution agreement to continue delivering Disney`s TV and ESPN lineup to Spectrum subscribers.