Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The Savage DiaryThe Savage Diary


Disney+ Lowers Subscription Price To $1.99 With Ongoing Cable Dispute With Charter Cable – One America News Network

A Disney+ streaming service sign is pictured at the D23 Expo, billed as the "largest Disney fan event in the world," on August 23, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. - Disney Plus will launch on November 12 and will compete with out streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, HBO Now and soon Apple TV Plus. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

OAN’s James Meyers
5:16 PM – Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Disney announced on Wednesday that they have lowered their Disney+ subscription prices down to under $2 while its channels are blacked out in an ongoing contract dispute with cable provider Charter Communications. 


The new subscription price will be $1.99 for the current promotion, which is a drastic price drop compared to the usual price of $7.99 a month. 

The new promotion, which will reportedly run until September 20th, will be charging the lowered cost for the first three months before returning to the previous price of $7.99 a month. 

The move comes after an influx of Disney+ subscribers have left the service and since the platform is losing popular channels, such as ESPN, in almost 15 million homes over the financial dispute with Charter, which is the second biggest cable TV company in the U.S. 

“It’s possible this is due to accelerated shortfalls in subscriber growth,” said Lightshed Partners co-founder Rich Greenfield pointing to Disney+’s recent 11.7 million subscriber loss in the most recent quarter. 

“It also could be due to Charter and advertising shortfalls,” the analyst added. “We just don’t know.”

The streaming service is hoping to attract new subscribers and will be releasing new feature films, such as Pixar’s “Elemental” and the live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.”

“Despite the ongoing dispute, consumers have many other choices such as Hulu + Live TV that allows them to enjoy the great programming for which Disney Entertainment is known,” the company said in a statement. 

The deadlock comes during the start of the college football and National Football League (NFL) seasons, which are televised on ESPN networks. 

Representatives from Charter stated it has been paying close to $2.2 billion in annual programming costs to Disney.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Charter claims they will continue to negotiate with Disney, saying, “we offered Disney a fair deal yet they are demanding an excessive increase,” company representatives said.

However, Disney, who has seen their stock hit a nine-year low due to disruption with its TV business, did not say how much they wanted Charter to pay.

Stay informed! Receive breaking news blasts directly to your inbox for free. Subscribe here.




You May Also Like


Hungarian-American biochemist Katalin Kariko (L) and American physician-scientist Drew Weissman. (Photo by EUGENE HOSHIKO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) OAN’s Brooke Mallory3:16 PM – Monday, October 2,...


OAN’s Alicia Summers5:08 PM – Monday, October 2, 2023 California has quietly repealed the controversial medical misinformation law that targeted doctors, disciplining them for contradicting...


(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) OAN’s Stephanie Stahl5:03 PM – Monday, October 2, 2023 Don Gaetz, a former Republican state Senate president and the father...


(L) STOCK IMAGE. Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP via Getty Images / (R) North Dakota state Senator Doug Larsen. OAN’s Brooke Mallory6:23 PM – Monday, October...


(L) Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) talks to reporters outside of the U.S. Capitol Building on October 02, 2023 in Washington, DC. (R) WASHINGTON, DC...


(Photo by Seth Wenig-Pool/Getty Images) OAN’s Stephanie Stahl6:04 PM – Monday, October 2, 2023 The Supreme Court declined to take up a case that challenged...


Charlotte Sena, 9. (Photo via: Jene Sena / New York State Police) OAN’s Brooke Mallory4:26 PM – Monday, October 2, 2023 Police said on Monday...


(Photo by Toby Melville – Pool/Getty Images) OAN’s Stephanie Stahl3:37 PM – Monday, October 2, 2023 Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is reportedly considering...