Walt Disney, Charter Communications ink distribution agreement

Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) have announced a comprehensive distribution agreement to continue to deliver Disney´s robust lineup of premier sports, news and entertainment content to Spectrum customers, the companies said.

It expands upon the previous deal and supports the companies´ mutual goal to deliver the best video content to customers across multiple platforms.

The new agreement contemplates Charter´s future distribution of Disney´s streaming services, including Hulu, ESPN+ and the soon-to-be-launched Disney+. Spectrum TV will also offer customers access to ESPN´s upcoming ACC Network when it launches on August 22. Additionally, Disney and Charter have also agreed to work together on piracy mitigation. The two companies will work together to implement business rules and techniques to address such issues as unauthorized access and password sharing.

Charter is a broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced residential broadband services, including Spectrum TV® programming, Spectrum Internet®, Spectrum Voice®, and Spectrum Mobile™. Under the Spectrum Business® brand, Charter provides scalable, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to small and medium-sized business organizations, including Internet access, business telephone, and TV services. More information about Charter can be found at newsroom.charter.com.

Disney, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified worldwide entertainment company with operations in four business segments: Media Networks; Parks, Experiences and Products; Studio Entertainment; and Direct-to-Consumer and International. For more information about Disney, visit www.thewaltdisneycompany.com.