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04-04-2007, 02:49 PM
Time Warner Cable, Disney In Pact For Disney, ESPN Channels

April 04, 2007: 09:03 AM EST

Time Warner Cable Inc. said Wednesday it signed a tramsmission rights deal with Walt Disney Co. to distribute several major cable channels including ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN2, and ESPN Classic.

Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Time Warner Cable will launch ESPN2 HD and ESPNU later this year, and certain systems will also offer Disney Channel on Demand subscription video on demand and ESPN Deportes.

Three new high-definition services from Disney and ESPN Media Networks, ABC Family HD, Disney Channel HD and ESPNEWS HD, will launch in Time Warner Cable systems when they become available in 2008.