Less than a day after their contract expired, Time Warner Cable and Disney/ABC/ESPNstruck a new deal, and without subscribers ever losing a minute of programming. ess
The two companies describe the deal as "long term" and wide ranging," which means more content on more platforms. It also means more money for Disney, which for the first time secured payment from Time Warner Cable for its owned and operated local broadcast channels. (Read the full news release here)
This is Disney Media Network's "most expansive content agreement to date" thanks to new cable and digital content. What that means is that ESPN is on board for "TV Everywhere" — a key turning point for Time Warner Cable's authenticated online distribution.