In the rise of the streaming wars, there are obviously some pluses and minuses of cutting cable — some of which being negotiations.
Let’s get into it!
Today, it was reported that The Walt Disney Company has pulled all its Disney-Owned channels from Dish Network’s satellite platform and Sling TV streaming service.
The channels pulled from these two services include: ACC Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN News, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Freeform, FX, FXX, National Geographic and NatGeo Kids.
This blackout of these Disney-owned channels has impacted customers in 7 regional markets in New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Fresno, leaving many outraged.
A Dish Network spokesperson said Disney declined to extend the company’s contract to carry its cable networks on satellite and streaming. The company is working hard to make negotiations with Disney in order to bring back its channels, but in the meantime, Sling Orange customers impacted by this situation will be provided with FREE Sling Blue channels.
Executives at Disney have yet to comment on this blackout as of Saturday, but hopefully a new deal to bring back it’s channel will be reached soon!
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