Disney & DirecTV Announce Multi-Year Distribution Agreement
DirecTV users, we have good news! You can now access the many networks under Disney wherever you are, in any gadget you use. Thanks to a multi-year distribution agreement settled by the Walt Disney Company and DirecTV.
On Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, the Walt Disney Company and DirecTV announced their signing a multi-year distribution agreement which grants DirecTV the rights to ESPN, ABC and Disney Channel authenticated online-video services. Other new services DirecTV users can now access include Fusion, Longhorn Network and SEC Network’s digital platform, SEC Network +.
Under the renewal, DirecTV users will be able to access Disney across many Internet-connected devices like TVs, computers, smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles.
“This new agreement brings DirecTV’s already unmatched content offering and experience to a whole new level. It also allows both companies to evolve together into the future and gives DirecTV customers a wide range of in-home and out-of-home viewing options to enjoy the broad collection of ESPN, Disney and ABC content. It’s an immense and exciting undertaking to work together to shape the future of content consumption and the possibilities are endless,” said DirecTV Chief Content Officer Dan York in a statement.
Disney and ESPN Media Networks Executive Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Marketing, David Preschlack also said that the collaboration is brought about "to strengthen the value of the multichannel video subscription."
In addition to all this, just earlier this week, DirecTV also soft-launched its Yaveo streaming services for Spanish-language audiences. ESPN has also considered launching a cricket service and other streaming services within the next few months. Who knows, with things going well between both companies, DirecTV may someday apply many other services like Spanish-language Disney programming to Yaveo.
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