"As of August 31st, Charter’s ~14.7 million pay-TV customers cannot access Disney’s TV channels
. (It hasn’t been resolved in the past ten days.) On Monday, Charter pay-TV customers will not be able to watch the Bills / Jets game on ESPN (that said, it will also be on ABC and ESPN+
); those TV customers have already missed some high profile college football games
, as well as the final rounds of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. This is a critical moment for the pay-TV ecosystem
; the endgame of the Charter / Disney carriage battle will reverberate through the media industry in a major way."