Mediacom, Disney Ink Carriage Pact

Comprehensive Deal Includes Cable Networks, Retrans
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As expected, Mediacom Communications sad it has reached a comprehensive multi-year carriage pact with The Walt Disney Co., agreeing to distribute its lineup of sports, news and entertainment content to Mediacom customers across multiple devices and platforms.

The deal comes days after Mediacom announced Aug. 14 it would launch Disney’s SEC Network. At the time, the cable operator said that deal was part of a larger carriage agreement that would be announced in the future.

As part of the new agreement, Mediacom will introduce several new services, including the full suite of authenticated WATCH and video-on-demand products, SEC Network, ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Buzzer Beater.  Continuing services covered by the agreement include: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, Fusion and retransmission consent for ABC Owned stations.

Mediacom customers will receive broad access to existing authenticated products like WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family, WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Junior, WATCH Disney XD and WatchESPN (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, SEC Network, ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Buzzer Beater, giving customers access to live and video on demand content both in-home and out-of-home, on their computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected devices via Mediacom’s TV Everywhere platform.  ESPN3 will also continue to be available to residential Mediacom High Speed Internet customers across devices.

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