Disney Inks 10-Year Distribution Deal With Comcast

Law360, New York (January 4, 2012, 5:22 PM EST) -- Comcast Corp. has reached a 10-year deal with The Walt Disney Co. to offer programming from ABC, ESPN Inc. and other Disney units to Comcast's cable subscribers both live on television and streaming on other devices, the companies said Wednesday.

The deal also includes retransmission rights for seven local stations owned by ABC. Those types of rights have recently become more contentious as some networks have pulled or threatened to pull programming from cable lineups amid disputes over how much providers should have to pay to...
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