Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Verizon, Disney bring deals for ESPN on tablets, 3D on FiOS

updated 06:25 pm EDT, Thu October 7, 2010

Verizon gets ESPN deal for tablets and FiOS

Verizon and Disney today formalized a deal that will bring the ESPN sports channel's content to tablets as well as more to FiOS TV. The plan will give access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Buzzer Beater and Goal Line both on computers and in a tablet-optimized format. The approach is limited to FiOS TV subscribers but will let them authenticate themselves for access when the service goes live in "coming months."

Pure FiOS customers will also get ESPN 3D in 2011 as well as Goal Line this Saturday. Outside ESPN, ABC Family and Disney XD content should reach the V Cast Video mobile store by the end of the year, and Disney Junior will reach FiOS TV when it has a full launch in 2012.

Neither company said what tablet would get the ESPN content, but the Motorola Stingray is the most identifiable. The Android hardware is already suspected to have a TV focus and could be a way of luring customers to FiOS with promises of tablet viewing. Verizon has also acknowledged that it's developing FiOS TV viewing for the iPad; the plan could simply apply to Wi-Fi use but comes just as Verizon Wireless chief Lowell McAdam was unusually elusive on Verizon's prospects for both the iPhone and the iPad.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Adesso Xtream S3B Bluetooth speaker

Finding a speaker purpose build for a specific need is challenging. Even when a Bluetooth speaker can be paired with a mobile device, ...

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News