Friday, September 3, 2010


Just got the word in my email box:

To Our Valued Customers...

Time Warner Cable is always negotiating new deals with TV networks. Recently, we reached a new long-term agreement with Disney/ABC and ESPN, so you can continue to watch your favorite channels and the shows you love for years to come.

There will be no interruption of ESPN or Disney channels, as well as WABC in New York, KABC in Los Angeles, WTVD in Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville and WTVG in Toledo. They'll stay right here on Time Warner Cable. In fact, our agreement means more networks and services for you, including the following*:

•Disney Junior - a new 24-hour basic channel for preschool-age children, parents and caregivers launching in 2012.

• - ESPN's live sports broadband network will be available to all Time Warner Cable subscribers who get ESPN.

•A New ESPN Service - customers will be able to view ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU through broadband and mobile Internet devices.

•ESPN Goal Line - a college football super-highlight channel will be available only to Time Warner Cable’s Sports Pass customers starting as early as September 4, 2010.

•ESPN Buzzer Beater - a college basketball service similar to ESPN Goal Line, will be available to Time Warner Cable’s Sports Pass customers for college basketball season.

•Expanded Video On Demand Services - including ABC On Demand, Disney-branded On Demand offerings for kids, local sports content in select markets, plus the subscription Video On Demand service "Disney Family Movies."

•Start Over and Look Back - featured on a variety of Disney Media Networks content.

•ESPN Deportes - will be available to a larger Time Warner Cable footprint.


*All on a market-to-market basis.

Great. I thought I had too many ESPN channels as it was. But okay, I know for everybody else, there's sport. But I wish my local Time Warner would give me back the Fox Movie Channel which used to be a freebie. It looks like it's a premium channel now....

I wasn't concerned with the battle between Time-Warner and Disney/ABC. Now that 'Lost' is gone, I didn't have that many shows left on that network to be that concerned - 'Modern Family', 'The Middle', 'Brothers & Sisters', 'Castle'. That's it. And I could easily go watch them elsewhere.......

But it's settled, so great. On with the shows.....


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