Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
New Multi-Year Agreement Provides Sports, News and Entertainment to Mediacom Customers In and Out of the Home
Mediacom to Add Full Suite of Authenticated WATCH Services (TV Everywhere), Video-on-Demand Products, SEC Network, ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Buzzer Beater
MEDIACOM PARK, NY and BRISTOL, CT –– AUGUST 20, 2014 –– Mediacom Communications Corporation and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) today announced a comprehensive distribution agreement to deliver Disney’s robust lineup of sports, news and entertainment content to Mediacom customers across televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected devices. The multi-year renewal agreement supports the companies’ mutual goal to enhance the customer experience by delivering video content to viewers across multiple platforms.
As part of the new multi-year deal, 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 broad scope of this 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). These products will give Mediacom customers more opportunities to access 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 screens and devices.
About Mediacom Communications
Mediacom Communications is the nation’s eighth largest cable television company and one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities in the United States, with a significant customer concentration in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions. Mediacom Communications offers a broad array of information, communications and entertainment services and provides innovative broadband solutions through its Mediacom Business division. Mediacom Communications also sells advertising and production services through its OnMedia division. More information about Mediacom Communications is available at www.mediacomcc.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 Year 2013.
Mediacom Thomas Larsen 845.443.2754 [email protected]
Disney/ABC Television Group Lisa Schreibfeder 818-460-7026 [email protected]
ESPN, Inc. Amy Phillips 646.547.5614 [email protected]