Verizon Offers Watch Disney, Watch ABC to FiOS Subscribers22 Jul, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Verizon has expanded its agreement with Disney and ESPN Media Networks Group to offer several programming line-ups to FiOS TV subscribers, including Watch ABC, Watch Disney Channel, Watch Disney XD and Watch Disney Junior.
Verizon also plans to add Watch ABC Family and the Spanish-language Fusion services in the coming months.
“Adding Watch Disney and Watch ABC programming today, as well as the Fusion and Watch ABC Family offerings soon, is the perfect addition to our TV Everywhere lineup for FiOS customers, now up to 53 partner channels,” said Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, director of FiOS TV product strategy and development. “Whether you are watching your favorite shows in the family room, in the car, on vacation, on the plane or at grandma's house, TV Everywhere is what it's all about. And nothing says family and FiOS like Disney.”
The additions give FiOS TV customers access to 53 TV Everywhere channels, available via laptops, tablets and smartphones.
“As our portfolio of services has expanded to include innovative authenticated services as well as the upcoming launch of Fusion later this year, we’re pleased to broaden our existing long-term agreement with Verizon,” said David Preschlack, EVP of affiliate sales and marketing for Disney and ESPN Networks Group. “There has been much consumer demand for the new authenticated Watch Disney and Watch ABC products, and we're excited to make them available to FiOS customers starting today.”