ESPNWatch, ABC News/Univision Joint Venture Part Of Long-ter
ESPNWatch, ABC News/Univision Joint Venture Part Of Long-term Deal
By: By R. Thomas Umstead Dec 13 2012 - 5:42pm
The Walt Disney Company and Cox Communications reached a long-term carriage deal that includes carriage of ESPN and its suite of digital and online services, the companies announced Thursday.
As part of the new multi-year agreement, authenticated Cox subscribers will receive immediate access to the WatchESPN digital service as well as WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior, which will launch next week.
Financial terms of the agreement were not available at press time.
In total approximately 70 services are covered by the deal including the new ABC News/Univision Joint Venture as well as broadcast network ABC, the upstart Longhorn Network, 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 Full Court, ESPN3, and retransmission consent for KABC-TV, as well as more than 10 high-definition networks.
The Cox deal marks the third major renewal deal for Disney. Earlier this year it reached similar deals with Comcast and Cablevision Systems.
This comprehensive agreement with The Walt Disney Company enhances the value of our customers experience with our products and services, said Mark Greatrex, Cox Communications senior vice president, chief marketing and sales officer in a statement. Coupled with our investment in our broadband network and the development of innovative services like Cox TV Connect and TV Online, were enabling our customers to access their favorite news, sports and entertainment video content whenever and wherever they want it.
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And most relevant content is only on Watch ESPN, not ESPN3. The live pickings on Xbox 360's ESPN3 app is next to nothing. Seems like ESPN is now instituting that you subscribe to TV & internet services to get it online. Looks like they took a page out of HBO's playbook.