Cablevision Signs Deal to Offer Streaming for Disney Networks, Including ESPN and ABC
Cablevision has been feeling a bit left out of the whole TV Anywhere concept that has been bringing streaming versions of network offerings to subscription TV customers. As one of the smaller cable providers, Cablevision has lagged in signing deals with major broadcasters to offer streaming versions to customers, but the company picked up a big win this week by signing a deal to offer streaming WATCH versions of the Walt Disney Company’s networks. This of course involves offerings such as WATCH Disney Channel and WATCH ABC Family, but probably more importantly for most Cablevision subscribers, WATCH ESPN which brings content from ESPN’s repertoire of networks online.
Mum’s the word on how much cash was involved in the deal, but we do know it’s a multi-year agreement and that Walt & Co. feel rather content about it, with a company’s spokesperson saying, “With our robust and ever-growing multi-platform content offerings, we’re pleased to be able to expand our relationship with Cablevision.”