All Good—Cablevision, Disney Sign Broad Multi-Year Distribution Deal

A month after signing a renewal with CBS O&Os, Cablevision has cut a comprehensive multi-year deal with Disney including sports, news and entertainment content on both linear and digital platforms. The new deal, which covers 70 services, includes retransmission consent for ABC-owned stations in NY and Philly (WABC-TV, WPVI-TV and more than 10 HD nets). Wink wink, AMC, DISH, Viacom and DirecTV. More on carriage details and the suite of TV Everywhere offerings included.
 
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Fox News and Gov Mitt Romney won the 1st presidential debate Wed night, according to data provided by Nielsen and… consensus across the mainstream media and among observers on both the right and left. With more than 10mln total viewers, Fox News beat all cable and broadcast nets. Read on for the 2nd and 3rd place nets.
 
While changes are possible, the expected FCC order to sunset the program exclusivity ban Fri is expected to be similar to a draft order that chmn Julius Genachowski circulated last week, said Stifel Nicolaus analysts late Thurs.
 
Comcast filed its brief with the DC Circuit Thurs in its appeal of the FCC’s Tennis Channel decision. Check out the provider’s argument.

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