Disney and Time Warner Cable have finally cut a deal, ensuring that the ESPN networks will remain on-air for TWC customers.
For TWC customers that are also sports fans, the deal also brings a number of new services as well:
ESPN3.com: TWC cable customers that also get high speed internet through the company will get access to the ESPN3.com broadband network. Australian Rules Football fans, rejoice!
ESPN Goal Line: A new highlight channel, available to TWC sports tier customers. The once-a-week channel is similar to NFL RedZone, but for college football. Every Saturday the channel will be available, giving customers live look-ins to exciting games, with a particular focus on teams that are in scoring range. A similar service called ESPN Buzzer Beater will be available during college basketball season.
Authentication: The ability to watch ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU through broadband services “as well as mobile Internet devices like an iPad.” Details on the service will be revealed at a later date.
The press release, with more details about the deal, is after the jump.