Question About Forthcoming ESPN+ and Disney+ Package Placement?

Satch
Satch Posts: 5,225 Contributor
edited October 2023 in Channels & Programming

Hello everyone,

The press release says that all Spectrum customers who subscribe to Spectrum Select will also receive Disney+ (with ads) when it launches.

It also says that ESPN+ will be available to all Spectrum Select+ customers.

Due to Spectrum Select+ having the exact same channels as Spectrum Select, (I compared the line-up last night to what I have when I made the transition about two years ago from the old Spectrum Silver and Spectrum Gold plans.) what is planned to happen?

1.) ESPN+ will be avaliable to current Spectrum Select customers, which is probably anyone who is not a new customer who is on Spectrum Select. (Note that Spectrum Select and Spectrum Select+ currently contain the exact samr channels. Spectrum Signature is the package that does not have sports channels and is offered to customers at about $5.00 less per month.

Or:

2.) Current Spectrum Select customers will have to upgrade to Spectrum Select+ to get ESPN+. (I can't see customers upgrading their packages to get one channel.)

Or:

3.) It is not known at this time whether current Spectrum Select customers will have to upgrade to Spectrum Select+ to get ESPN+

Satch

Comments

  • AntDude
    AntDude Posts: 148 Contributor

    I am still on silver package. What will happen to the legacy TV package too?

  • Satch
    Satch Posts: 5,225 Contributor

    Hi Ant,

    Gold and Silver are being phased out. I talked to @Ask_Spectrum this afternoon, and they don't have any information about ESPN+ product placement, Said Customer Care might, but being with cable since 1985, I doubt this. They don't have placement for ESPN+ official yet. (Won't happen til at least the first quarter of next year.) The new Spectrum Signature and Spectrum Select+ are distinguished by the following:

    Spectrum Signature has no sports, except regular ESPN.

    Spectrum Select+ adds sports channels for about $5.00 extra per month. (It's about an $8.00 difference.)

    Ala-Carte Entertainment View is a great add-on with at least 80+ channels.

    All premium channels are optional ranging from $5.00-$15.00.

    I have Spectrum Select/Entertainment View/HBO (Free Max included) and MGM+.

    Satch

  • AntDude
    AntDude Posts: 148 Contributor

    Does that mean Charter Spectrum will automatically push the old legacy TV subscribers to these new packages? If so, then when?

  • Satch
    Satch Posts: 5,225 Contributor
    edited September 2023

    Hi @AntDude,

    Ask_Spectrum did not know about the placement of the new packages. I see that you are on Spectrum Silver.

    Years ago, I had Spectrum Silver. I changed over to Spectrum Select+Entertainment View, keeping HBO, but dropping Showtime. (Premium channels are all Ala-Carte now.) I later added MGM+ (Used to be EPIX.)

    Silver and Gold plans are now legacy. Just like TWC/BHN plans. You would have to upgrade. Ant Have you had an account review recently? You might want to see what they can offer under the new plans by calling Customer Care.

    Satch

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