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Dish and Disney have reached a distribution deal that will allow subscribers to watch Disney content on their computers and mobile devices.

Using apps found in Apple's App Store, Google Play, the Amazon Appstore and the Windows store, viewers will be able to watch live programming from ABC Family, Disney Channel and Disney XD, as well as live network streams of ABC, which are currently available in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Fresno, Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham.

The press release follows below.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the weeks immediately following the announcement of their groundbreaking, multi-year distribution deal, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) today announced the availability of WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family, WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WatchESPN, enabling DISH’s 14 million video subscribers to access live and on-demand news, entertainment and sports programming on computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected devices. Access to WATCH Disney Junior as well as authenticated services from SEC ESPN Network and Longhorn Network will launch later this year.

DISH customers can now conveniently watch live programming from ABC Family, Disney Channel and Disney XD as well as live network streams of ABC, which are currently available in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Fresno, Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham. Additionally, live events and programming from ESPN networks – including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNEWS and ESPN Deportes – are now accessible. ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Buzzer Beater will also be available on WatchESPN when those channels are in season. Video subscribers will need to log in with their DISH online IDs and passwords to access all services.

In addition to live streaming, DISH video subscribers can watch the most current episodes of ABC and ABC Family original series the day after they air online at ABC.com and ABCFamily.com or on smartphones and tablets via the WATCH ABC and WATCH ABC Family apps, which are available free to download in the App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon Appstore and Windows Store. WATCH ABC is also accessible on Apple TV.

DISH customers can access live and popular on-demand programming from Disney Channel and Disney XD online at WATCHDisneyChannel.com and WATCHDisneyXD.com. The WATCH Disney Channel and WATCH Disney XD apps are free to download in the App Store and Amazon Appstore. The networks are also accessible on Apple TV and Roku.

For WatchESPN, DISH video subscribers can visit WatchESPN.com on their computers for live access to ESPN networks. Customers with a supported smartphone or tablet can also download the free WatchESPN app by visiting the App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon Appstore or Windows Store. The app features access to live content and on-demand video clips. WatchESPN live programming and on-demand clips are also available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, Apple TV and Roku.

Source: Dish Network

 

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Dish Network signs deals with ESPN, Disney to enable mobile content streaming

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App availability is limited for Android, The Disney one seems to be only in the Amazon app store and only for kindle Fires(1st gen excluded) The ABC Family app only for nexus 7, 10, galaxy tab 2 7.0 & 10.1 and galaxy note 8 & 10 More device support is needed!

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Ok DirecTV, where are you at in this same kind of agreement?!? It has really irritated me for quite some time that WatchESPN has been limited the way it has and that DirecTV subscribers weren't already included to be able to stream.

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Got WATCH ESPN, WATCH ABC, CNN (to watch LIVE) and EPIX apps last night for Android because of my DISH subscription. And yes I have the Dish Anywhere app. The CNN app streams LIVE a lot clearer then the DISH Anywhere app in High Quality. Plus if I'm not mistaken, using the individual channel apps don't use the second receiver output leaving it free for someone at home to use that output.

Also streaming WATCH ESPN and EPIX with XBOX live now as well.

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