These Disney-Owned Channels Are Not Returning To Spectrum TV

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After a busy few weeks for Charter customers, the company announced a new agreement today that brings an end to its dispute with Disney. While the new agreement results in the affected channels being restored today, not all of them are actually coming back under the new deal.

At the end of August, more than 20 Disney-owned channels were removed from Spectrum TV. Notably, the dropped channels included the likes of Disney and ESPN.

As part of the new agreement, access to a majority of the dropped channel is immediately being restored, including ABC-owned stations, FX, Nat Geo, Disney and ESPN. The latter of which will be important for those planning on watching Monday Night Football.

However, Charter and Disney have also confirmed that eight of the dropped channels won’t be returning to Spectrum TV at all.

Here is the list of channels not coming back under the new deal:

  • Baby TV
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • Freeform
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • Nat Geo Mundo
  • Nat Geo Wild

While the reason these channels are not included in the deal wasn’t provided, the announcement stated that the plan was to offer “a more curated lineup” going forward. As a result, anyone specifically interested in watching these channels will now need to consider an alternative way to access them.

On a positive note, the same agreement did confirm that Spectrum TV Select customers will get access to Disney Plus in the coming months and also the new ESPN standalone streaming service when it launches. Those signed up to Spectrum TV Select Plus will gain access to ESPN+ under the new deal.

John Finn
John Finn

By John Finn

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