Disney and Charter reach multiyear carriage agreement, sources say

The Walt Disney Company CEO, Robert Iger arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles.VALERIE MACON | AFP | Getty ImagesCharter and Disney have reached a multiyear carriage agreement, avoiding a blackout of networks including ESPN and ABC, according to people familiar with the matter.Charter has agreed to carry the ACC Network, a new network in the ESPN family, as part of the deal, the people said, who asked not to be named because the agreement hasn’t been announced yet.While it was unlikely Charter would risk blacking out ESPN, the most expensive cable network, a deal may put pressure on other pay-TV distributors, such as Comcast, Dish and Cox, to include the ACC Network in its cable packages. The ACC Network will carry college football and basketball games, including defending college football national champion Clemson’s opening game against Georgia Tech on Aug. 29.This story is developing.Follow @CNBCtech on Twitter for the latest tech industry news.

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