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ESPN used Monday Night Football’s opening on Sept 9 to warn viewers of a stand-off between AT&T and the Walt Disney Co, but now the two have reached an agreement in principle, ESPN confirmed. The original dispute was a little surprising, given that newly-launched ACC Network had gained carriage on DirecTV. Exact expiration date wasn’t specified, but was understood to be sometime in September. A potential blackout would have applied to the U-Verse platform and DirecTV, alongside internet streaming service AT&T Now (formerly DirecTV Now) for Disney Nets, including Nat Geo and FX.

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Disney Adds Hulu to Upfronts, Expands Luminate

Disney took its normal upfront on the (virtual) road, and with no ABC pilot clips to show thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the event largely focused on advertising initiatives across linear and digital

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