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Cablevision and Disney Make a Deal

Cablevision customers get to watch their favorite Disney programming without interruption.  The two companies reached a deal covering approximately 70 services including retransmission consent for WABC in New York and WPVI in Philadelphia.

“This significant agreement ensures that our customers will continue to have access to dozens of ABC, Disney and ESPN networks for years to come and, for the first time, they will be able to enjoy Disney and ESPN programming outside the home,” said James L. Dolan, Cablevision’s president and CEO.

The deal includes the suite of ESPN, Disney and ABC channels as well as more than ten HD networks.  Cablevision viewers will also have the ability to watch Disney programming on their computers, gaming consoles and mobile devices.

Another interesting feature is ABC On Demand, a fast forward disabled on-demand service allowing viewers to watch the shows they want without letting them skip the commercials.

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Disney Reaches Agreement with ABC-Affiliates Over Retrans Money

A handful of ABC-affiliates have struck a deal with Walt Disney Co. to share a portion of the retrans fees they collect from cable and satellite providers.

Here’s Bloomberg on the development:

The agreement, along with accords Disney-owned stations have reached with pay TV operators, covers 64 percent of the U.S., Anne Sweeney, president of the Disney/ABC Television Group, said at an investor meeting today. Stations may pay a license fee to Disney or share fees they collect from cable and satellite TV systems, she said. Other terms weren’t disclosed.

The agreement comes days after Disney reported that its profits were up 54%, with 43% of the overall revenue coming from the company’s media networks division.