Disney, Charter Push Pay TV Alternatives During Heated Carriage Contract Dispute

Amid tense carriage-deal standoff negotiations -- and an existing blackout of TV networks/stations -- Charter Communications and Disney Entertainment are each aggressively pushing alternatives for video consumers left in the lurch as the new fall TV season is about to start.

Disney is advocating in the press -- and on …

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  1. Douglas Ferguson from College of Charleston, September 5, 2023 at 3:50 p.m.

    MVPD and vMVPD are not functional equivalents. My MVPD Spectrum/Charter pay cable service has a dedicated DVR and cable box where I can switch back and forth between shows. Streaming vMVPD services like Hulu Hulu + Live or YouTube have a cloud DVR and often much less back-and-forth viewing capability. Standalone DVRs let you skip commercials. Virtual DVRs might only let you skip what the providers deem appropriate to their business model. I also deal with Disney+ forcing me to watch all the credits of a program before I can stream the next episode.

    Why is Disney not the villain in this dispute? Do people hate cable companies so much that they are blind to who's withholding shows?

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