Walt Disney Company and Charter Communications has announced Comprehensive Distribution Agreement. This new multi-year deal will deliver full suite of sports, News, Entertainment networks from Walt Disney TV & ESPN exclusively. The companies are now contemplating future distribution of HULU, ESPN+ and Disney+ Streaming services. They will distribute ESPN’s upcoming ACC Network when it launches.
This comes after their previous deal and supports a common goal to deliver best content to Charter spectrum customers across multiple platforms. They will also be working on piracy mitigation. Business rules and techniques to counter issues like unauthorized access and password sharing will also be mutually addressed by the companies.
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Tom Montemagno, EVP, Programming Acquisition for Charter said that the agreement will allow Spectrum to continue delivering popular Disney content to its customer. Additionally it will make future distribution by Spectrum of Disney streaming services possible and there will also be important collaborative efforts taken to address the significant issue of piracy mitigation. Sean Breen, SVP, Disney Media Distribution added that the new agreement allows them to continue serving Spectrum TV customers with the full value of the Walt Disney Television and ESPN networks. This includes FX and Nat Geo networks that they have newly acquired. All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN app to authentic pay TV subscribers. ACC fans will also be able to watch their favorite teams on Spectrum.