Cablevision is the latest MSO to announce multi-screen rights with The Walt Disney Company, enabling Cablevision to distribute various Disney owned channels not only to televisions but also to PCs, tablets, and handheld mobile devices.
With a comprehensive distribution agreement with Disney now in place, Cablevision said it will launch several new services, including the full suite of authenticated Watch products (Disney’s mobile apps for individual channels), ESPN3 and ESPN 3D, as well as the upcoming ABC News/Univision Joint Venture, a 24/7 news, information and lifestyle network.
The agreement also covers ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN 3D, ESPN GamePlan, ESPN FullCourt, ESPN3 and Longhorn Network; retransmission consent for WABC-TV and WPVI-TV, as well as more than 10 high-definition networks.
Cablevision will also provide its TV customers with access to expanded On Demand content through Disney’s TV+ initiative. The proposed TV+ would include some live content streamed to mobile devices, and other content available to Disney subscribers in an earlier window than otherwise available.