Disney might bring ABC, ESPN content to Yahoo! Connected TV

Disney might bring ABC, ESPN content to Yahoo! Connected TV

Summary: Yahoo! Connected TV might get some content and support that Google TV currently lacks: programming from the networks owned by Walt Disney Co.

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Yahoo! Connected TV might get some content and support that Google TV currently lacks: programming from the networks owned by Walt Disney Co.

Disney reps are reportedly in talks with Yahoo to create widgets that would provide access to content from ESPN, ABC, The Disney Channel and other Disney-owned networks. Yahoo has been lacking in bringing on primetime content from major networks, while at the same time ABC and Fox have blocked Google TV from already-free episodes on their websites.

So if this works out for Yahoo, it could be a major coup. But only if they manage to squeeze out a deal that includes full, recent episodes (at least from ABC for major hits like Grey's Anatomy and Modern Family) rather than just clips and previews. Otherwise, Yahoo's widgets will be rather useless.

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  • RE: Disney might bring ABC, ESPN content to Yahoo! Connected TV

    No thank you.
    james347
  • RE: Disney might bring ABC, ESPN content to Yahoo! Connected TV

    Someone needs to realize that an ala carte TV option is badly wanted by the public, even streaming. Give me access to live EPSN sports and I might cut my cable, even if I have to pay a monthly fee. It's got to be better than the $60-$80 I'm paying per month now.
    bwolfe90@...
  • RE: Disney might bring ABC, ESPN content to Yahoo! Connected TV

    I have cable at home. Yet I spend most of my waking hours at work. I'd just like to have free access on my computer at work to television programs I could watch for free at home (like ESPN seems to be offering now).
    phippsl@...