The Walt Disney Company, Vivicast Media Announce Multi-Year Distribution Agreement
Vivicast Media, a licensor of branded cable networks to affiliates throughout the United States, and The Walt Disney Company have announced a multi-year distribution agreement to deliver Disney’s lineup of top quality sports, news, and entertainment content to Vivicast’s roster of video operators that deliver content to TVs, computers, smartphones, tablets, and streaming devices nationwide.
“We are excited to announce our new multi-year licensing agreement with the Disney and ESPN Media Networks for our video affiliates and continue our successful and longstanding association with The Walt Disney Company,” says Anna White, VP Programming for Vivicast Media. “The agreement reflects the commitment of Disney and Vivicast to effectively address the core operational, technical and marketing objectives of video operators across the country.”
“Our company has had a fantastic relationship with Vivicast for nearly a decade,” says Sean Breen, SVP, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Disney & ESPN Media Networks. “This new agreement will allow members’ subscribers to continue to watch their favorite programs and must-see live sporting events however and whenever they choose to watch, in addition to introducing new services to enhance their viewing experience.”
Under the new agreement, Vivicast subscribers will continue to have access to Disney and ESPN Media Networks, including Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Freeform, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, ESPN Goal Line, and ESPN Bases Loaded, in addition to authenticated live and on-demand content through TV Everywhere products.
New offerings available to Vivicast subscribers will include in-season video-on-demand content and start over and look back functionality.