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PlayStation Vue inks content deal with Disney, ESPN, ABC

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MUMBAI: Disney and ESPN Media Networks and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC (SNEI) have entered into an agreement to bring the company's media networks to PlayStation Vue, the cloud-based live TV service.

Disney will offer ESPN, ABC-owned local stations, Disney Channel, ABC Family, and more networks on PlayStation Vue with the service's unique features, including the ability to play multiple streams from one account and a powerful, intuitive user interface.

In addition, local ABC affiliate stations will also have the opportunity to opt-in to the PlayStation Vue service with their live linear programming.

"This deal demonstrates our continued commitment to offer the best content on TV to PlayStation Vue users. The addition of Disney and ESPN's primetime programming and live marquee sports to our portfolio ensures subscribers will have access to the most popular network programming on television today. We're also proud to be the first Internet-based pay TV service to offer Disney's networks with the streaming features that set PlayStation Vue apart from the industry, making TV viewing a more enjoyable experience for the whole household," said SNEI vice president, head of PlayStation Vue Dwayne Benefield.

Disney and ESPN Media Networks EVP of affiliate sales & marketing Justin Connolly added, "PlayStation Vue provides a unique way to engage with our content and an opportunity to reach a segment of viewers who want a different kind of television experience. The addition of our content to the PlayStation Vue platform will make the offering more compelling as consumers navigate their video options."

Users will be able to watch content from Disney and ESPN Media Networks on a pay TV service over the Internet, using features like on demand offering, unmatched viewing experience and simultaneous streaming.

Additional details, including launch timing, will be announced at a later time.

Disney and ESPN Media Networks will offer the following networks on PlayStation Vue: ABC Owned Stations Group, ABC Family (becoming Freeform in January), Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN College Extra, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Classic, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Bases Loaded, Fusion, Longhorn Network and SEC-ESPN Network.

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