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Walt Disney Company, Cablevision Announce Distribution Agreement

Cablevision (CVC) and The Walt Disney Company (DIS) announced a distribution agreement to deliver Disney's lineup of sports, news and entertainment content to Cablevision TV customers across television, internet, tablets and handheld devices. As part of the new multi-year agreement, Cablevision will launch several new services, including the full suite of authenticated WATCH products, ESPN3 and ESPN 3D, as well as the upcoming ABC News/Univision Joint Venture, a 24/7 news, information and lifestyle multi-platform network for English-dominant and bilingual Hispanics.

In total, approximately 70 services are covered by the broad scope of the agreement including: ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN 3D, ESPN GamePlan, ESPN FullCourt, ESPN3 and Longhorn Network; retransmission consent for WABC-TV and WPVI-TV, as well as more than 10 high-definition networks.

Cablevision customers will receive broad access to existing authenticated products like WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior, the to-be-launched WATCH ABC and WATCH ABC Family services and WatchESPN. Cablevision will also provide its TV customers with broad access to expanded On Demand content through Disney's comprehensive TV+ initiative.

by RTT Staff Writer

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