|[April 01, 2014]
ESPN and Disney/ABC Television Group Launch WATCH Authenticated Products to DISH Customers
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & BURBANK, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
In the weeks immediately following the announcement of their
distribution deal, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) and The
Walt Disney (News - Alert) Company (NYSE:DIS) today announced the availability of WATCH
ABC, WATCH ABC Family, WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and
WatchESPN, enabling DISH's 14 million video subscribers to access live
and on-demand news, entertainment and sports programming on computers,
smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected devices. Access to
WATCH Disney Junior as well as authenticated services from SEC (News - Alert) ESPN
Network and Longhorn Network will launch later this year.
DISH customers can now conveniently watch live programming from ABC
Family, Disney Channel and Disney XD as well as live network streams of
ABC, which are currently available in New York, Los Angeles, San
Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Fresno, Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham.
Additionally, live events and programming from ESPN (News - Alert) networks - including
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNEWS and ESPN Deportes - are now
accessible. ESPN�Goal Line�and ESPN Buzzer Beater will also be available
on WatchESPN when those channels are in season. Video subscribers will
need to log in with their DISH online IDs and passwords to access all
In addition to live streaming, DISH video subscribers can watch the most
current episodes of ABC and ABC Family original series the day after
they air online at ABC.com
or on smartphones and tablets via the WATCH ABC and WATCH ABC Family
apps, which are available free to download in the App Store, Google Play
Store, Amazon Appstore and Windows Store. WATCH ABC is also accessible
on Apple (News - Alert) TV.
DISH customers can access live and popular on-demand programming from
Disney Channel and Disney XD online at WATCHDisneyChannel.com
The WATCH Disney Channel and WATCH Disney XD apps are free to download
in the App Store and Amazon Appstore. The networks are also accessible
on Apple TV and Roku.
For WatchESPN, DISH video subscribers can visit WatchESPN.com
on their computers for live access to ESPN networks. Customers with a
supported smartphone or tablet can also download the free WatchESPN app
by visiting the App
Play Store, Amazon
Appstore or Windows
Store. The app features access to live content and on-demand video
clips. WatchESPN live programming and on-demand clips are also available
on Xbox 360, Xbox One, Apple TV and Roku.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH
Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.057 million satellite TV
customers, as of Dec. 31, 2013, with the highest quality programming and
technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a
high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the
most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology.
DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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 five business segments: media networks, parks and
resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive. Disney
is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $45 billion in its Fiscal
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