Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA)'s subscribers who use its TV Everywhere product, Xfinity, will be able to watch live and on-demand ESPN and Disney (NYSE: DIS) shows across multiple screens under a new deal announced today.
The two companies announced a long-term, comprehensive distribution agreement that will deliver Disney's sports, news and entertainment content to Comcast's Xfinity TV customers into the next decade on television, online, on tablets and handheld devices.
Included in the agreement are ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN 3D, ESPN GamePlan, ESPN FullCourt and ESPN3. The deal also includes retransmission content for seven ABC-owned broadcast television stations (WABC-TV New York, WLS-TV Chicago, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, KGO-TV San Francisco, KTRK-TV Houston, KTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and KFSN-TV Fresno) as well as more than 10 high-definition networks.
Comcast will also provide its Xfinity TV customers with broad access to a suite of live Disney networks on an authenticated basis and expanded Xfinity On Demand content through Disney's comprehensive TV+ initiative. In total, 70 services are covered by the broad scope of this new agreement. License fee schedules for different services under the deal will be phased in over time.
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