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Charter Communications and Walt Disney Company announced today a long-term distribution agreement to deliver Disney’s lineup of sports, news and entertainment content to Charter TV customers across televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and internet-enabled televisions.
Among the services in the agreement is the ability of Charter subscribers to use the WatchESPN app which allows them to view current programming across the multiple ESPN networks. Charter will also make available The Longhorn Network to subscribers in Texas, Louisiana and Virginia systems by football season next year.
“This agreement enables us to offer our customers additional value, choice and convenience,” said Allan Singer, Charter’s Senior Vice President, Programming. “More and more content is being enjoyed on tablets and other Internet-connected devices, and today’s viewers are sharing their TV experiences in new ways. Our agreement with Disney enables more robust ways to enjoy and socialize TV.”
“Our agreement with Charter represents the sixth top ten distributor renewal encompassing Disney’s full suite of products and services.” added David Preschlack, executive vice president, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Disney & ESPN Networks Group, ”With this deal, Charter’s video customers will derive even greater benefit from the value of their multichannel subscription model, including 24/7 live access to our content via the WATCH Disney services and WatchESPN across more platforms than ever before, as well as other new and advanced services.”