Disney Strikes U-Verse Carriage Deal
Agreement includes distribution of full suite of Watch Disney products
By Mike Farrell, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/15/2013 2:38:16 PM
It was Disney's seventh major carriage deal in the past two years, according to the company. Recently, Disney reached similar agreements with Comcast in April, Cablevision Systems in October and Cox Communications and Charter Communications in December.
As part of the new multiyear deal, AT&T U-verse will introduce several new services, including the full suite of authenticated Watch products, ESPN 3D, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, Disney Junior and the upcoming ABC News/Univision joint venture. In total, approximately 70 services are covered by the broad scope of this 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 Full Court, ESPN3, The Longhorn Network, and retransmission consent for WABC-TV, KABC-TV, WLS-TV, KGO-TV, KTRK-TV, WTVD-TV and KFSN-TV, as well as more than 10 high-definition networks.
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