Charter launches Disney channels in on-demand mode

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 8:25am
Mike Robuck

Charter Communications has launched free video-on-demand programs from Walt Disney’s stable of networks, including ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney XD, ESPN and Soapnet.

The shows will be available from Charter on-demand the day after their original airdates on the various networks.

The new on-demand content will include standard- and high-definition versions of the ABC broadcast programs, adding to the more than 6,500 movies and shows already available on Charter On Demand.

"With this addition to Charter's ever-expanding on-demand library, digital customers can access movies and favorite cable and broadcast shows anytime they choose," said Rich DiGeronimo, vice president of product management for Charter. "With FIFA World Cup matches on demand, our customers won't have to worry about missing any of the action. The convenience and ease of programming available on Charter On Demand is valuable to our customers in their busy lives."

The on-demand ABC programming features new episodes of ABC shows such as "Castle" and "Cougar Town," as well as new series "Happy Town," "Scoundrels" and "Rookie Blue."

In addition, each week's "Good Morning America" episodes will also be available.

New on-demand content from other Disney networks also includes:

  • ABC Family shows located in the "Kids and Teens Free" category of on-demand
  • Disney Channel programming located in the "Kids and Teens Free" category
  • Disney XD live-action and animated programming for kids ages 6-14 located in the "Kids and Teens Free" category
  • ESPN content will vary seasonally but will include sports documentaries, all 64 matches from the 2010 FIFA World Cup, content from the X Games, college football, World Series of Poker, classic boxing matches, college basketball conference championship games and more, located in the "Sports Free" category.
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