If the companies are unable to reach a new agreement, DirecTV subscribers could lose access to ABC, ESPN, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Freeform.
In a statement responding to Disney’s messaging, an AT&T spokesperson said that “We’re disappointed to see The Walt Disney Co.
Did DirecTV and ESPN make a deal?
AT&T’s pay TV platforms including DirecTV, U-verse and AT&T TV Now will get to keep ABC, ESPN and other channels after reaching a new retransmission consent deal with Disney. However, we remain fully committed to reaching a deal and are hopeful we can do so,” said Disney in a statement.
Why is ESPN Classic leaving DirecTV?
On November 4, 2019, Cox Communications removed it from their lineup. On November 30, 2019, DirecTV and AT&T U-verse removed the network from their lineup as the contract for carriage expired without renewal after resolving a dispute earlier in the year with The Walt Disney Company.
Did DirecTV lose channels?
Brace yourself, DirecTV and AT&T cable subscribers, for the potential loss of more local channels and some cable options. AT&T’s contract with Disney to broadcast ABC, ESPN, the Disney channel and Freeform networks is set to expire soon, a Disney spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday.
Is DirecTV losing Disney?
The current deal between the companies allowing DirecTV, U-verse and AT&T Now to carry Disney programming will expire soon, Disney said. “We have a responsibility to make our viewers aware of the potential loss of our programming,” Disney said in a statement.
Why is DirecTV losing so many channels?
AT&T said the DirecTV Now customer loss was “due to higher prices and less promotional activity,” meaning that customers have balked at price increases and a refusal to extend discounts.
Is AT&T going to lose ESPN?
Walt Disney Co. has started warning AT&T Inc.’s U-verse and DirecTV customers that they may lose ABC, ESPN, the Disney Channel and Freeform if the companies can’t agree on new financial terms when their current contract expires soon. The stakes are high for both companies.
Where can I watch ESPN Classic?
Customers who currently receive ESPN Classic as part of their video subscription will be able to access VOD content on WatchESPN via Apple TV and Roku.
Why did DirecTV drop ABC?
AT&T DirecTV customers living in cities with Nexstar Media Group-owned stations no longer have access to local affiliate programming from major networks, including ABC, Fox, NBC, The CW and CBS, as a result of a contract dispute. The blackout went into effect July 4 and has yet to be resolved.