One agreement will extend retransmission consent for the ABC-owned broadcast TV stations carried by TWC systems and provide carriage of some Disney networks and services, including ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, ESPN Pay-Per-View, SOAPnet and Toon Disney, Disney said.
TWC will also launch ESPN2 HD and ESPNU later this year, and certain systems will also offer Disney Channel on-demand, subscription VOD and ESPN Deportes.
When they become available next year, three new HD services from Disney and ESPN Media Networks—ABC Family HD, Disney Channel HD and ESPNEWS HD—will launch in TWC systems.
The companies have also agreed to make various TWC "Start Over" programming available. Start Over gives some TWC digital cable subs the ability to restart certain live programs that are in progress.
Disney will also provide content from certain networks to TWC’s Quick Clips platform. The Quick Clips service provides additional video for a specific program or real-time updates for a program in progress.
Additional terms of the agreements were not disclosed.