Disney blames Constitution for the ESPN blackout

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Final week, Disney blocked Constitution’s Spectrum cable from accessing channels like ABC and ESPN over a disagreement between the 2 corporations over new monetary phrases. At the moment, Disney says in a weblog submit that though Constitution “claims to worth Disney’s direct-to-consumer providers,” it’s “demanding these totally different providers without spending a dime.”

With cable step by step shedding clients and Disney overtly musing about promoting ESPN by itself as a streaming channel, Constitution needed to incorporate Disney’s streaming apps with its subscriptions. The blackout comes throughout a weekend when high-profile sports activities occasions just like the US Open and large faculty soccer video games are occurring (to not point out the primary NFL video games begin subsequent weekend).

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