Roku owners who also subscribe to certain pay-TV providers will be able to access Disney's (NYSE: DIS) suite of WATCH apps through the streaming video device.
Disney's WatchESPN app will be immediately available to Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Bright House, Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) FiOS TV, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Midcontinent Communications, Cablevision (NYSE: CVC), Cox, AT&T's (NYSE:T) U-verse, Charter (Nasdaq: CHTR) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Fiber subscribers whose pay-TV package includes ESPN.
Subscribers of those operators who subscribe to the Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD will be able to access the WATCH apps for those networks later this month.
"We are adding value to the multichannel video subscription through this agreement," Matt Murphy, senior vice president of digital distribution for Disney and ESPN Media Networks, said in a press release.
- read the press release
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