Spectrum Shuts Off ESPN Before Florida-Utah Game And College Football Fans Are Furious


Spectrum decided to annoy college football fans who are subscribed to their service.

On Thursday night, right before the start of ESPN’s college football season-opening game between Flordia and Utah, Spectrum decided to shut off ESPN amid a dispute with Disney.

This is the message Spectrum users saw on their screens while tuning into the game.

“The Walt Disney Company has removed their programming from Spectrum which creates hardship for our customers.”

“We offered Disney a fair deal, yet they are demanding an excessive increase.”

“They also want to limit our ability to provide greater customer choice in programming packages forcing you to take and pay for channels you may not want.”

“Spectrum is on your side and fighting to keep costs down while protecting and maximizing customer choice.”

“The rising cost of programming is the single greatest factor in higher cable TV prices, and we are fighting hard to hold the line on programming rates imposed on us by companies like Disney.”

“We apologize for the inconvenience.”

Disney fired back at Spectrum with this message.

College football fans on Spectrum were absolutely furious.

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