Title: Blackout of ESPN Channels Causes Disruption for Spectrum Cable Subscribers in New York
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Source: KP INSIDER
In a recent clash between Charter Communications, also known as Spectrum cable, and Disney, thousands of cable subscribers in New York found themselves deprived of ESPN channels. This disruption has thwarted viewers’ ability to enjoy popular sports events like college football and the U.S. Open tennis tournament, as well as restrict access to beloved Disney content on Thursday nights.
Spectrum representatives have put forward the concerning possibility of permanently dropping ESPN and other Disney-owned channels, intensifying the frustration felt by its customers. However, affected viewers need not despair, as there are a few alternative streaming services that allow them to continue watching their favorite ESPN games and shows.
One of the popular options for those impacted by the Spectrum blackout is Sling TV. The Orange plan offered by Sling TV provides access to 32 channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3, at a subscription charge of $40 per month, following the initial promotional rate of $20 for the first month.
Another viable alternative is YouTube TV, which enables subscribers to stream major broadcasts and cable networks, including ESPN, for a monthly fee of $72.99. Customers can also enjoy a free trial before committing to the service.
For ardent ESPN fans, ESPN+ presents an attractive choice. As the streaming service owned by ESPN and The Walt Disney Co., it broadcasts various popular shows and sporting events for a subscription fee of $9.99 per month or a discounted yearly fee of $99.99.
Fubo is another service worth considering, as it offers ESPN and numerous other channels. Fubo subscribers can record shows to the Cloud DVR, making it easier for them to catch up on missed content. The subscription fee for Fubo is $74.99 per month, and a free trial option is available.
Hulu + Live TV is yet another streaming service that caters to sports enthusiasts. Subscribers gain access to over 90 channels, including ESPN, ESPN+, and Disney+, for a monthly fee of $69.99.
Lastly, DirecTV Stream presents multiple streaming packages, all including ESPN. The Entertainment package, available for $74.99 per month, offers a comprehensive roster of channels for subscribers to enjoy.
The media coverage surrounding the blackout situation has been diligently reported on by Cincinnati Enquirer journalists Victoria Moorwood and Annasofia Scheve. For those seeking further information, Emily Barnes, the New York State Team Consumer Advocate Reporter for the USA TODAY Network, can be contacted.
While the dispute between Charter Communications and Disney has caused an unfortunate blackout of ESPN channels for Spectrum cable subscribers in New York, there are several alternative streaming options available to keep viewers connected to their beloved sports events and Disney content.
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