MEMPHIS, TN and BRISTOL, CT –– Vivicast Media, a leading licensor of branded cable networks to affiliates throughout the United States, and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) today announced a comprehensive multi-year distribution agreement to deliver Disney’s robust lineup of top quality sports, news and entertainment content to Vivicast’s roster of video operators that deliver content to TVs, computers, smartphones, tablets, and streaming devices nationwide.
“We are excited to announce our new multi-year licensing agreement with the Disney and ESPN Media Networks for our video affiliates and continue our successful and longstanding association with The Walt Disney Company. The agreement reflects the commitment of Disney and Vivicast to effectively address the core operational, technical and marketing objectives of video operators across the country,” said Anna White, Vice President Programming for Vivicast Media.
Added Sean Breen, Senior Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Disney & ESPN Media Networks: “Our company has had a fantastic relationship with Vivicast for nearly a decade. This new agreement will allow members’ subscribers to continue to watch their favorite programs and must-see live sporting events however and whenever they choose to watch, in addition to introducing new services to enhance their viewing experience.”
Under the new agreement, Vivicast subscribers will continue to have access to Disney and ESPN Media Networks, including Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Freeform, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, ESPN Goal Line, and ESPN Bases Loaded, in addition to authenticated live and on-demand content through TV Everywhere products.
New offerings available to Vivicast subscribers will include in-season video-on-demand content and start over and look back functionality.
About Vivicast Media, LLC
Vivicast Media is a leader in the distribution of quality television entertainment to all platforms worldwide. In the US, the company maintains fixed alliances with video operators, major branded cable networks and OTT suppliers for the purpose of executing licensing agreements. Globally, Vivicast Media is recognized as a pioneering force in delivering next-generation video technology to entertainment providers worldwide. The company is helping pave the way for 4k Ultra High Definition and HDR through its acquisition and distribution of high quality 4k/UHD and HDR programming across the US and throughout the world.
About The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, and consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $55.6 billion in its Fiscal Year 2016.