Disney to Expand iTunes TV Offerings
Starting with condensed versions of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Nokia Sugar Bowl, Disney on Tuesday said it would expand its iTunes offerings to include content from ESPN, ABC News, Touchstone Television, the Disney Channel, as well as the company's animation department. While most of the content will follow the $1.99 pricing model, the ABC News content would be offered for free.
Later this month, Disney will add content from ESPN's "SportsCentury" program, shorts from ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos," and skits from the popular 1970's Saturday morning program, "School House Rocks." The announcement of new programming on iTunes follows a deal in December that brought NBC Universal content to the service, including the popular "Law and Order" series and Sci-Fi's cable hit "Battlestar Galactica."