Game On! Upstate NY Football Fans Rejoice After Spectrum-ESPN Deal
Nearly 15 million people let out a huge sigh of relief earlier on Monday, when the news became official that a deal had been struck between Charter Communications and Disney. One group of people was especially relieved: football fans in New York. Now, fans of the Bills and Jets can watch their teams play worry-free, and can watch a game that is sure to make headlines.
We have the latest on the landmark agreement that has football fans cheering in the streets.
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A story from CNN and other outlets confirmed what every football fan in New York had been hoping for for weeks: Charter/Spectrum and Disney have reached an agreement, and Disney's family of networks will return to Spectrum's airwaves immediately.
As such, fans will be able to tune-in to ESPN to watch Aaron Rodgers' New York Jets' debut, as New York takes on Buffalo on Monday Night Football.
The two sides had been at odds over a new agreement since August 31st, when Disney's networks were abruptly pulled off of Spectrum's airwaves. Customers lost access to every ESPN network, in addition to the Disney Channel, Freeform, National Geographic and more.
The lack of agreement had sent customers scrambling, bolting for services like Hulu and YouTube TV in order to restore their missing channels.
While the initial agreement is certainly welcome news for every Spectrum cable customer, there may be more good news on the way. Here's what CNN had to say about the other aspects of this landmark agreement:
"Disney will in the coming weeks provide the advertiser-supported offering of Disney+ to select Charter television packages. ESPN+ will be included for more premium subscriptions, as will ESPN’s forthcoming direct-to-consumer service." -CNN
No more scrambling for alternative viewing options, football fans. With just hours to spare, it's officially GAME ON in New York!