Chairman Crowley Statement on Ongoing Carriage Dispute Between Altice USA and The Walt Disney Company

September 25, 2017
Press Release

(Queens, N.Y.) – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding the ongoing carriage dispute between cable distributor Altice USA and The Walt Disney Company:

“When broadcasters and cable companies negotiate new carriage contracts, it is imperative they always keep the best interests of their customers in mind. Customers should not be unfairly targeted or used as leverage in ongoing talks. As major players in broadcast television, Altice and The Walt Disney Company need to ensure that programming is maintained and that blackouts are avoided throughout their negotiations. I hope that both sides are fully committed to reaching a deal so that New York viewers aren’t impacted or victimized during this process."