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Charter unveils low-cost streaming TV package for Spectrum customers

Spectrum TV Stream offers more than 90 live television channels from Disney, Fox, Discovery and others for $40 per month.

Spectrum TV Stream offers more than 90 live television channels from Disney, Fox, Discovery and others for $40 per month.

A Spectrum retail store in Oregon. (Courtesy image)
A Spectrum retail store in Oregon. (Courtesy image)

Charter Communications has unveiled a new low-cost streaming television package that offers more than 90 live channels for $40 per month.

The product, called Spectrum TV Stream, includes general entertainment, lifestyle, knowledge and news channels from the Walt Disney Company, Fox Corporation, Allen Media Group, AMC Networks, Warner Bros Discovery (WBD), A+E Networks and Paramount Global, according to a channel list provided to The Desk on Tuesday.

Absent from the package are expensive local broadcast channels and sports networks that drive up the cost of cable television. Instead, Spectrum TV Stream is focused on customers who are able to watch their local channels through an antenna or other means, and who want entertainment and lifestyle channels for the lowest possible price.

“We are focused on creating more flexible, lower-cost video options for our customers that include a bundle of channels they want to watch,” Sharon Peters, the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Charter, said in a statement.

In addition to Spectrum TV Stream, Charter is also launching a comparable streaming product called Spectrum Stream Latino that offers 45 Spanish-language channels from Televisa-Univision, A+E Networks, BeIN Sports, Sony and other broadcasters for just $25 per month. Unlike Spectrum TV Stream, Spectrum Stream Latino includes some sports channels, albeit in Spanish.

“With Spectrum TV Stream and Stream Latino, our customers now have the option to choose high-value, internet-delivered streaming TV packages that include the most popular news and entertainment networks and Spanish-language programming,” Peters said.

Both products are available to Spectrum Internet customers at their respective starting prices. Spectrum Stream Latino can be purchased as a standalone service, or as a bundle with Spectrum TV Stream, the company said.

Spectrum TV Stream and Spectrum Stream Latino are accessible through the Spectrum TV app for smart TV platforms like Android TV (Google TV0, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku TV and Samsung smart TVs. Programming can also be streamed through the Spectrum TV website, and a version of the Spectrum TV app is available through the Xumo Stream Box for TVs.

In addition to their respective linear channels, Spectrum TV Stream and Spectrum Stream Latino offer access to hundreds of video on-demand titles from the networks carried in each package.

These are the channels offered on Spectrum TV Stream:

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • American Heroes
  • Animal Planet
  • Aspire
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • BET Her
  • BET Jams
  • BET Soul
  • Bloomberg
  • Boomerang
  • Cars.TV
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar News
  • Cleo
  • CMT
  • CMT Music
  • CNN
  • CNN International
  • Comedy Central
  • Cooking Channel
  • Crime & Investigation
  • Destination America
  • Discovery Life
  • Disney Channel
  • Food Network
  • Fox Business
  • Fox News
  • Fox Weather
  • FYI
  • FX
  • Great American Family
  • GSN
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Family
  • Hallmark Mystery
  • HDNet Movies
  • HGTV
  • History Channel
  • HLN
  • HSN
  • HSN 2
  • IFC
  • INSP
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Jewelry TV
  • Justice Central
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movies
  • Logo
  • Magnolia
  • Military History
  • MotorTrend
  • MTV
  • MTV Classic
  • MTV Life
  • MTV 2
  • MTV U
  • National Geographic
  • Newsmax TV
  • Nick Jr
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nick Music
  • Nicktoons
  • Outdoor Channel
  • OWN
  • Paramount Network
  • Pets.TV
  • QVC
  • QVC2
  • Recipe.TV
  • Science
  • Spectrum News (in select areas)
  • Spectrum Originals
  • Sundance TV
  • Turner Classic Movies / TCM
  • TeenNick
  • The Weather Channel
  • The Grio
  • TLC
  • Travel Channel
  • Tru TV
  • TV Land
  • TV One
  • UP TV
  • VH1
  • VICE
  • WE TV

These are the channels offered on Spectrum Stream Latino:

  • Antena 3 TV
  • Aplauso TV
  • Atre Series
  • Bandamax
  • BeIN Sports
  • BeIN Sports en Español
  • Canal 22 Internacional
  • Caracol Television
  • Centroamerica TV
  • Cine Latino
  • Cine Mexicano
  • Cine Sony
  • Cuba Play
  • De Pelicula
  • De Pelicula Classico
  • Discovery en Español
  • Discovery Familia
  • Ecuavisa Internacional
  • ESNE
  • Estudio 5
  • Foro TV
  • Galavision
  • History en Español
  • HITN
  • Hogar de HGTV
  • Hola TV
  • Ingles Para Todos
  • Kids Street
  • Mexicanal
  • Multimedios Television
  • Nuestra Tele
  • Pasiones
  • Tarima
  • TeleHit
  • TeleHit Urbano
  • Telemicro
  • Telemundo (in select areas)
  • Telexitos
  • TUDN
  • TV Dominicana
  • TVE Internacional
  • Unimas
  • Universo / NBC Universo
  • Univision
  • Univision TLNovelas / Univision Telenovelas
  • ViendoMovies
  • Vme
  • WAPA America

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Matthew Keys

Matthew Keys is a nationally-recognized, award-winning journalist who has covered the business of media, technology, radio and television for more than 10 years. He is the publisher of The Desk and contributes to Know Techie, Digital Content Next and StreamTV Insider. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, the Walt Disney Company, McNaughton Newspapers and Tribune Broadcasting.
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