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Disney Telescopes U-Verse Into ‘TV Everywhere’ Mix

AT&T’s IPTV subs can watch live channels, on-demand shows on devices

AT&T’s U-verse customers now have access to live and on-demand programming from three cablers in the Disney/ABC Television Group fold across different Internet devices, and will soon be able to access  Alphabet net’s still-in-development TV Everywhere app as well.

Trio of services (Watch Disney Channel, Watch Disney XD and Watch Disney Junior) are available to U-verse TV customers with corresponding subscriptions to the linear TV nets. In addition, “Watch ABC,” a  similar app that would let customers of TVE partners watch live broadcast TV, will be available under AT&T pact, as will one for ABC Family.

Major TV providers still absent from Mouse House’s TV Everywhere lineup include DirecTV, Dish Network and Time Warner Cable. Those that currently offer the Disney “Watch” apps are: Comcast, Cox Communications, Cablevision Systems, Charter Communications and Midcontinent Communications.

Verizon FiOS TV subs will get access to  Disney’s Watch apps soon, a telco rep said.

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Current Disney TVE services provide access to cable skeins including Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie” and “Phineas and Ferb” to customers of participating pay TV providers via websites and apps for Apple iOS, Android, Microsoft Xbox and Kindle Fire devices. Content includes an “extensive offering of advantaged-window on demand” episodes, according to Disney.

Last month, AT&T launched WatchESPN service, as well as linear Disney Junior channel aimed at kids aged 2-7. Disney content also will be added soon to AT&T’s uverse.com and U-verse apps, companies said.

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