It’s College Football time! One of the most exciting times of the year, as families and friends get together with their favorite foods, drinks, and topics of discussion during commercials. Sitting around their flat screen TVs watching their favorite college teams put on the best product possible. The Florida Gators were set to take on the Utah Utes on Thursday. It is, and always will be, a fun time to watch.
Unless you’re a customer of Charter’s Spectrum cable service, that is.
Due to the ongoing carriage dispute between Charter’s Spectrum and ESPN, customers ended up suffering for it after ESPN pulled the plug and went dark on the service.
Disney Entertainment, per the New York Post, came out with a statement to address the situation:
“We’ve been in ongoing negotiations with Charter Communications for some time and have not yet agreed to a new market-based agreement,” Disney Entertainment told The Post.
“As a result, their Spectrum TV subscribers no longer have access to our unrivaled portfolio of live sporting events and news coverage plus kids, family and general entertainment programming from the ABC Owned Television Stations, the ESPN networks, the Disney-branded channels, Freeform, the FX networks and the National Geographic channels.”
The statement continues:
“Disney Entertainment has successful deals in place with pay TV providers of all types and sizes across the country, and the rates and terms we are seeking in this renewal are driven by the marketplace,” Disney’s statement reads.
“We’re committed to reaching a mutually agreed upon resolution with Charter and we urge them to work with us to minimize the disruption to their customers.”
Comparing that statement to the message prompt by Charter’s Spectrum on peoples’ TV, it almost seems like both sides are being passive-aggressive towards each other. Though it’s still a mystery as to how far apart the two sides are in reaching a deal, these two messages suggest the number isn’t exactly close.
In hindsight, it’s like anybody missed much on Thursday. Utah ended flooring Florida with a final score of 24-11.
Good old fashioned fight. pic.twitter.com/PggEcPylN4
— Joe Flint (@JBFlint) September 1, 2023
Florida 1st Half recap pic.twitter.com/tsQ1etsJn2
— Cruz Oxenreider (@TheRealCruzOx) September 1, 2023