Report: Disney Contract Renewed - LHN, Fusion, OTT & More

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  1. mws192

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    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/directv-and-the-walt-disney-company-sign-expansive-agreement-2014-12-23?reflink=MW_news_stmp


    New Multi-Year Deal to Deliver Best in Sports, News and Entertainment to DIRECTV Customers, In and Out of the HomeAdds Fusion, Longhorn Network, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN3, SEC Network + and the Full Suite of Live Linear and On-Demand via DIRECTV Everywhere and Authenticated WATCH ServicesExpanded Video-On-Demand Content Available to DIRECTV Customers at Home, On-The-Go
     
  3. RAD

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  4. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Great news!
     
  5. inkahauts

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    And if they do get fox sports go app lined up soon as well, then i think most people will be able to stop wondering about all the big apps for streaming finally...
     
  6. gwade

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    Anyone know when the access to the Disney live-stream on the iPhone will be effective?
     
  7. slice1900

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    "ESPN3 also on television" YES! I've been hoping for that one!!

    The comment about "future OTT" is what I was suggesting in the WatchESPN thread - that Directv would probably not want to be caught in the same situation if ESPN adds new services and they'd want their contract to let them add new stuff as it is created, rather than have to wait years to get it when the contract is renewed.
     
  8. slice1900

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    Story said "early next year". Probably can't expect too many people working on that during the holidays :)
     
  9. iceturkee

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    i'm guessing some sort of authentication will have to be set up. when my cable company got espn3, it took them about 2 months to set up an authentication process. just a guess.
     
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    It'll be interesting to see what or how much content that will include considering that there's a decent chunk of games ESPN doesn't have linear TV rights to.

    Personally, I'd like to see the NCAA PPV packages go away and in their place have ESPN3 channels with those games that weren't available otherwise in the Sports Pack.

    I'm also curious to see what impact it has for the new MLS ESPN3 package.
     
  11. slice1900

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    It may not include everything, but I'm not concerned about stuff like cricket matches. There are a lot of major college bball teams playing games during non-conference bball season in November/December that end up on ESPN3. Yeah, not compelling matchups, but games the fans of the teams will want to see them. Early rounds of the FCS playoffs, that sort of thing. All of those ESPN will have linear rights to.
     
  12. dpeters11

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    So a lot of us won't be able to actually see ABC network programming remotely or have access to On Demand. I don't like that. I have a GenieGo but like OnDemand.
     
  13. KyL416

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    The O&O market requirement only applies to the live streams on WatchABC, the on demand content is available nationwide.
     
  14. tonyd79

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    And now we can see why this took so long. That is one biiiiiiiiiig agreement.
     
  15. TheRatPatrol

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    So Goal Line and Buzzer Beater on 210 and 211? Will ESPN3 be a linear channel?
     
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    Sounds expensive.
    Bracing for new price increases in a few months...
     
  17. tonyd79

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    Sounds expensive.
    Bracing for new price increases in a few months...
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    Those would happen anyway.
     
  18. KyL416

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    Goal Line and Buzzer Beater are the same channel. Goal Line during football, Buzzer Beater during basketball and Bases Loaded during baseball.
     
  19. mrknowitall526

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    WPVI is my local affiliate. Does this mean I will be able to stream 6ABC live from the Directv app?
     

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