The Walt Disney Company and AT&T U-verse have signed a long-term distribution deal that will bring Disney's sports, news and entertainment content to U-verse customers via a wide array of platforms, including television, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and internet-enabled televisions, the companies said Tuesday.
The multi-year agreement will also bring a number of new services, such as ESPN 3D, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, Disney Junior and an upcoming multi-platform network for English-dominant and bilingual Hispanics, which is a joint venture between ABC News and Univision.
Approximately 70 services are covered under the agreement, including numerous ESPN services and the upcoming Longhorn Network, which will be available in Texas, Louisiana and Virginia systems by next football season..
"We're proud to deliver more Disney content and services to U-verse customers across the screens they watch most," AT&T Home Solutions' president of content and advertising sales Jeff Weber said of the pact. "Our U-verse customers expect access to content when they want it, where they want it, and this renewal gives them more value and access to a variety of live and on demand content in and outside the home.
Disney entered a similar multi-platform deal with cable and broadband provider Charter Communications at the end of 2012.