Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC-WI) subscribers will receive access to ESPN service with more layers than a wedding cake as a result of the recent agreement between the nation's second largest MSO and ESPN (and ABC) parent Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS).
Primary among the benefits--for which consumers will undoubtedly pay more--are access to ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU on mobile and Internet devices. Those subscribers with even more advanced technology should also be able to soon received ESPN 3D. Other less stellar, but nonetheless still relevant additions to the lineup include Disney Junior (a potential oxymoron, that), ESPN Goal Line and expanded VoD offerings.
This time it's for real: Time Warner Cable and Disney settle
Time Warner-Disney dispute at truce level, but not settled
ABC affiliate pulls service even as Time Warner and Disney negotiate