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NAB 2017: Disney Says 160 ABC Affiliates Signed Up for Over-The-Top

Clearinghouse working with DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV and Century Link 4/24/2017 1:01 PM Eastern

Disney|ABC Television Group says it has signed more than 160 stations for its Clearinghouse initiative designed to get the network and its affiliates available on more over-the-top distributors.

Those stations are now either on or are about to be carried on the ABC app, and such digital carriers as DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation Vue, Google’s YouTube TV and Century Link.

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The stations are owned by groups including Sinclair Broadcast Group, Hearst Television, Tegna and E.W. Scripps.

“We are committed to digital distribution solutions that benefit the local/national relationship and the value it brings to consumers, so this is a real win for us, our affiliates and our video partners,” said Ben Sherwood, Disney Media Networks Co-Chair and Disney|ABC Television Group President, in a statement.  “I’m extremely proud of our team’s continued leadership and hard work in creating innovative business opportunities that move both our company and the entire industry forward.”

Read more at B&C.

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