Last year, Disney reached an agreement with Charter Communications to end a carriage dispute, where it was agreed that Spectrum customers would get access to the ad-supported version of Disney+ included in their package and that those subscribers on the Select Plus bundle would get access to ESPN+.

Earlier this year, Disney+ became available to TV Select customers nationwide at no extra cost, and today, ESPN+ is now available to Spectrum TV Select Plus customers at no additional cost.

Charter’s activation of the ESPN+ direct-to-consumer inclusion offer means qualified Spectrum video customers can immediately begin streaming thousands of hours of live sports and original programming through the Xumo Stream Box or any other ESPN+ supported device.

Tom Montemagno, Executive Vice President, Programming Acquisition for Charter, said in a statement:

“Through our collaboration with Disney we are providing a better experience for our customers. Making ESPN+ available to our TV Select Plus customers allows us to cater to sports fans’ evolving viewing habits with one high-value video package that includes the best of linear and direct-to-consumer sports content.”

ESPN+ includes more than 30,000 live events each year, including exclusive UFC events, NHL games, college sports from more than 20 conferences, international soccer, exclusive PGA TOUR LIVE coverage, Grand Slam tennis, international cricket and more. ESPN+ also gives fans exclusive access to on-demand original content, including popular series like Peyton’s Places and the Places Universe shows, Man in the Arena, The Captain, Why Not Us and the entire library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films.

Justin Connolly, President, Platform Distribution, from the Walt Disney Company added:

“The addition of ESPN+ to Spectrum’s offerings helps bridge the gap between linear TV and streaming services to provide a comprehensive entertainment solution for Spectrum customers. Spectrum TV Select Plus customers will now have access to ESPN’s linear and direct-to-consumer content, making ESPN+ available to a wider audience and providing fans with even more ways to stay connected to the sports they love such as NCAA Women’s Basketball, FA Cup Soccer, NHL games and more.”

New and existing Spectrum TV Select Plus customers can learn more about how to activate their ESPN+ subscription at no additional cost at TV Select Plus offers all of the programming available through TV Select Signature, plus additional sports channels, including Regional Sports Networks and national networks such as MLB Network, NBA TV and NFL Network, for an additional $10 per month.

TV Select Plus customers who already have Disney+ as part of their Spectrum service can use their Disney+ account credentials so that both subscriptions are under one account. Eligible customers who already have ESPN+ can go to the website where ESPN+ was purchased and use their existing sign-in credentials to manage their subscriptions once they’ve signed up for their Spectrum-provided service.

This move will give a huge boost to ESPN+ subscribers for Disney and will help boost viewership for the platform. 

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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