The Walt Disney Company and DirecTV have signed a new multi-year distribution deal that will provide DirecTV customers with access to Disney’s sports, news, kids and entertainment content across multiple platforms.
Under the deal, DirecTV customers will have access to live linear feeds and VOD content from all ESPN and Disney cable networks and ABC owned and operated TV stations. Other new servicesinclude Fusion, Longhorn Network, ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Buzzer Beater. DirecTV customers will also have access to select content across Disney/ESPN/ABC channels,and ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, ESPN3, and SEC Network’s digital platform, SEC Network +.
Continuing services under the agreement include ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS and SEC Network In addition, ESPN Classic will be reintroduced as a VOD service. The companies also renewed carriage agreement for ABC’s eight owned local stations, including WABC-TV in New York City, KABC-TV in Los Angeles, WLS-TV in Chicago, WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, KGO-TV in San Francisco, WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham, KTRK-TV in Houston, and KFSN in Fresno.