Spectrum Customers Shouldn’t Worry About Losing Disney Junior

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The Walt Disney Company and Charter Communications may have reached a deal to place Disney-owned content back on Spectrum TV, but some customers are not happy with the results. In particular, parents finding themselves without Disney Junior have spoken out on social media that they are frustrated over the loss of the channel. While we feel for them, know that not all is lost!

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Spectrum and Disney Junior

For nearly two weeks, Spectrum TV subscribers found themselves in the midst of a blackout of popular television programming, including their children’s beloved Disney Junior channel. The dispute that led to this blackout centered on carriage fees, the payments Charter Communications makes to Disney for offering Disney-owned channels to its customers. Disney asserted that its content is valuable to Charter, while the cable provider argued it was paying too much, especially considering the push for Disney’s streaming services like Disney+ and ESPN+.

The new deal between Spectrum and Disney has one major bombshell inclusion. Spectrum subscribers also have an opportunity to get access to the ad-supported Disney+ streaming service in their packages. This gives Spectrum subscribers access to a ton of new content they may not have been given before the negotiations.

Amid the resolution of the feud, removing a collection of longstanding channels such as Disney Junior, Freeform, Disney XD, and National Geographic Wild from Spectrum’s lineup understandably left many customers frustrated. These channels have been staples for entertaining children with shows like Bluey and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Disney Junior Content Still Available to Spectrum Subscribers

However, there’s one major thing Spectrum customers who were worried about losing access to Disney Junior can consider. The recent resolution of the dispute between Charter Communications and Disney comes with a silver lining. While Disney Junior may no longer be available on Spectrum’s cable lineup, much of its content and shows are set to migrate to Disney+. In fact, almost all of Disney Junior’s most popular programs are already available on the streaming service.

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This strategic shift ensures that favorite shows, including those cherished Disney Junior programs, remain accessible to viewers. Parents who rely on these channels to keep their little ones entertained can mostly breathe easy, knowing their children can continue enjoying their favorite content. Moreover, they probably have access to even more options than if they just had Disney+, and it’s all on their schedule instead of cable programming.

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While the recent blackout may have caused concerns among Spectrum customers, losing Disney Junior is not the horror it seems. The transition of content to streaming platforms ensures that cherished shows are still within reach, providing a flexible and convenient way for families to enjoy their favorite programs.

About Michael Stoyanoff

Michael is a Disney fan with an entertainment background and passion for writing. Living in Orlando, he has been around the theme parks for over a decade. In his free time he enjoys running, playing video games, and traveling the world. He also loves hanging out with his dog, Mr. Pippers the Pug.

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