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Disney-DirecTV sign deal; viewers get more channels, mobile streaming
Disney-DirecTV sign deal; viewers get more channels, mobile streaming

NEW YORK — Walt Disney Co. has agreed on a new contract with DirecTV, giving the satellite TV service's subscribers more Disney-owned channels and access to programs outside of the home. New program services included in the multiyear deal announced Tuesday include Fusion, the news channel run by ABC News and Univision; the Longhorn Network, devoted to full-time coverage of University of Texas sports; and several ESPN college sports channels. DirecTV's 20 million U.S. customers will also be able to stream ABC and Disney's cable networks on tablets, computers and smartphones, starting in early 2015. Mobile device users will be offered Disney, ABC and ESPN programs on...

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