Charter and Disney in negotiations now for ACCN (7/15/19)

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  1. GTFLETCH

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    KEY POINTS
    • Disney and Charter are currently negotiating a new carriage renewal deal, which has a deadline in early August.
    • Talks that used to revolve around how much programming fees should rise now also revolve around how the introduction of direct-to-consumer services impact the value of linear networks.
    • Charter and Disney are talking about what type of flexibility Disney will have with taking certain events from ESPN and also placing them on ESPN+.
    Charter wants guarantees that what they pay for will be exclusive to cable and will not be offered direct to the consumer through ESPN+. In their eyes, offering ESPN or SECN or ACCN for $5.95 undermines their cable bundle - and they are apparently demanding guarantees in the contract that won't happen.

    Obviously, this affects the ACC Network since Charter is in negotiations for it right now. Two things going in the ACC's favor:

    The Disney-Charter negotiations probably won’t get too contentious because more than any other programmer, Disney wants to protect the pay-TV ecosystem and it’s also possible cable operators that also offer broadband internet might not care enough about their traditional video business to even care that much about TV carriage fees. Instead, they may just accept the higher fees and pass the costs to consumers’ cable bills. If customers cancel because of the higher price, then so be it. Since broadband has a higher gross margin than video, for every customer that cuts the cord on TV but keeps buying home internet, margins rise.

    Bottom Line:
    Charter will try to negotiate the lowest carriage fees they can get, but even if Charter/Spectrum becomes too expensive, they may not care as long as customers still subscribe for internet service (and if they get their TV through Vue or Sling or whatever - why should they care?)


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    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/12/dis...fect-price-of-cable-in-the-streaming-era.html

    https://accfootballrx.blogspot.com/2019/07/charter-and-disney-in-negotiations-now.html
     
  2. jts1207

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    Do y'all know if any of the online services will carry ACCN?
     
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    RamblinWreck27 Flats Noob

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    Hulu and Vue as of right now
     
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    I was leaning on Hulu for this football season. This might seal it...
     
  6. brookhavenjacket

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    Not on UVerse yet but DirectTV? Why?
     
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    UVerse/Direct TV now, and Youtube TV have all said they will carry it along with Hulu and Vue
     
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    BrentwoodJacket Damn Good Rat

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    will it be available through ESPN3?
     
  9. 33jacket

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    I have it. I like it. The navigation menus are not great and the standard dvr is only 50 hours. But for sports u cant beat it.
     
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    If you are a cable/streaming subscriber and receive the channel in your package.
     
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    This is awesome! How did you find this out?
     
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    If True, wish YouTV would come out and officially make it so...
     
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    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    Amazing nobody can really tell if they can get the damn channel or not with about 45 days left until kickoff (maybe less)
     
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    What about Comcast/Xfinity?
     
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    I will get ACCN via hulu. If your provider hasn't subscribed by August 29, sign up for hulu. I'm sure you can get a free week trial and watch the game. Plenty of ways to broadcast hulu on your tv. The ACCN is probably waiting to roll out new providers as a lead up to launch as a way to stay in the news cycle from media week to kickoff. Click link below, enter zip, see if there's a provider in your area. Check up thru 8/29.

    https://getaccn.com/

    Meanwhile, creative elements, animation packages, and ACCN theme music here: http://theacc.com/news/2019/7/17/ge...nd-animation-packages-reflect-acc-fandom.aspx
     
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  17. Vespinae

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    Same for PS Vue, you can get a 5-day trial.
     
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    The last Toddcast had Stansbury straight telling listeners to call their cable providers to let them know you wanted ACCN so the game wouldn’t be dark. Like a week ago.
     
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    Is there a corner of reddit where "alternative" streaming sources are posted for games? r/cfb?
     
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