By: Jeff Simmermon at 03:09 pm
As you may have heard, Time Warner Cable is currently negotiating new contracts with Disney. Disney owns the Disney cable channels (naturally), as well as ABC and ESPN. We’ve both been working hard to reach an agreement.
This I can personally vouch for. They’re doing the negotiations right down the hall from my office and I run into those guys in the hallway, in the bathroom, at the coffee machine — and they don’t look like they’re having any more fun than our people.
You may have seen any number of ads, tweets, blog posts, or other forms of media suggesting that Disney intends to black out all of its channels on September 1st. You may have even been told that if you switch to another service provider, you won’t experience an interruption in service.
However, Disney has already yanked its programming from Cablevision and the DISH network this year. If they’ve done it with those two and they’re threatening to do it to us, there’s a definite pattern emerging. Switching providers isn’t going to get rid of a problem with Disney when Disney is the problem.
We are committed to keeping your shows on the air whether you’re into sports, Disney cartoons or Dancing With the Stars. We promise that we we’re working hard to stop Disney from going dark — please let Disney know you’d like the same promise from them.
You can learn more about this at our Roll Over or Get Tough site.