Cable TV provider Comcast & The Walt Disney Company have announced a distribution deal that brings more programming to smartphones, tablets, and PCs. In addition to the mobile devices, the deal extends an existing agreement for seven ABC-owned TV stations and more than 10 high-definition (HD) networks. 70 services are covered the new agreement including channels such as 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 and ESPN3.
Today, Comcast and The Walt Disney Company announced an unprecedented distribution deal that will bring our Xfinity TV customers broad access to more top sports, news and entertainment on television, online, tablets and handheld devices into the next decade. The deal is a continuation as well as an expansion of our existing relationship with Disney and further underscores our goal of bringing consumers the best content using the latest technology and cloud innovation.
For the first time ever, Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers will be able to watch ESPN, ABC or Disney shows live or on demand and across multiple screens, in and out of the home. During the duration of this deal, our customers will enjoy increased mobility and more Disney content than ever before on television, on demand, and online.
In total, 70 services are covered by the broad scope of this new agreement, including: 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 and ESPN3 as well as retransmission consent for seven ABC-owned broadcast television stations and more than 10 high-definition networks.
With the pace of technology changing so rapidly, we will also collaborate over the term of the deal to create new, innovative viewing experiences for Xfinity TV customers, which is another great aspect of this agreement.
This deal is a big step forward in delivering TV Everywhere and good news for our Xfinity TV customers who will have access to more of the content they love and the flexibility to view it in more places.