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Cablevision stirs in Watch Disney offerings to TV Everywhere mix

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 2:56pm
Mike Robuck

Cablevision has added video from Watch Disney Channel, Watch Disney XD and Watch Disney Junior for authenticated customers of its Optimum TV to Go service.

After striking a deal that included multi-screen rights with The Walt Disney Co. in October, Cablevision added WatchESPN to its TV Everywhere roster last month.

Cablevision customers who receive Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior networks as part of their monthly video service can now stream these channels live or view popular shows in on-demand, including “Good Luck Charlie,” “Shake It Up,” “Phineas and Ferb,” “TRON: Uprising,” “Doc McStuffins,” “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.”

“Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior are popular with children and parents, so the flexibility to be able to watch this programming on a variety of devices, anywhere, at a moment’s notice is a great option for families,” said Bradley Feldman, vice president of video product management for Cablevision. “Disney programming is an important addition to Optimum’s TV to Go lineup.”

The Watch Disney video content is through Cablevision’s TV to Go website, as well as the three corresponding Disney Web portals.

In addition, Optimum TV subscribers can access these services via a suite of free apps for iOS devices, such as the iPad or iPhone. The Watch apps include a kid-friendly user interface that brings the current online viewing experience to the high-resolution, multi-touch displays of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Disney/ABC Television Group’s Watch apps are available for free from the App Store.

Optimum currently offers more than 20 Optimum TV to Go services.

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