Are you a Spectrum customer on an old Spectrum Cable TV plan? You may find that soon, your package will be replaced with a new Spectrum package that is missing many channels that you love.
Today, Spectrum has confirmed to Cord Cutters News that it is moving customers from legacy plans to new Spectrum plans. With this move, many customers will see channels they had in their old package being removed as part of this move. One customer who posted on Reddit was informed they would be losing about 50 channels with this move, including ESPNU, Golf Channel, FS2, MLB Network, ESPN News, and more. Spectrum is adding 15 new channels to its package, including QVC2, Circle, Bloomberg, ASPIRE, The Word Channel, and others.
Many of the channels being removed can be added back if you get an additional add-on for some extra money. Sadly, there is no way to avoid the change as Spectrum has started to phase out older TV packages that are no longer offered.
This all comes as Spectrum announced a deal today with Disney that will result in some Disney owned channels returning but others being dropped. As part of this deal Freeform, FXM, FXX, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Baby TV, Nat Geo Wild, and Net Geo Mundo won’t be returning to Spectrum as part of the cable company’s programming deal with Disney.
The agreement marks the unceremonious end to these channels — at least for the 14.7 million Spectrum subscribers. It also raises questions about the future of those channels, with the Spectrum deal setting a precedent for other pay-TV providers to make similar requests down the line.
The company only noted that the move is specific to Spectrum and its parent company Charter Communications. Much of the content can be found on streaming platforms such as Disney+ or Hulu.