Disney-ABC-ESPN deals its way across media platforms, genres and territories
Left to right: Legend of the Seekers’ producers Kenneth Biller (left) and Ned Nalle (right) with Disney’s Ben Pyne
The plethora of content platforms represented at MIPCOM is underlined by a string of deals by Disney-ABC-ESPN Television.
The Portuguese telco Sonaecom has signed a multi-year agreement for its Clix SmarTV IPTV (internet protocol TV) service to stream new features and offer library titles for rent.
A similar pact with Kabel Plus for the Czech and Slovakian video-on-demand (VOD) service Metoo will also cover new features, such as WALL-E and library items.
The Spanish free-to-air network Antena 3 has acquired a package that includes season one of Wizards Of Waverly Place and first runs of several feature films.
The Romanian free-to-air channel Prima TV will air family movies in its Saturday Wonderful World Of Disney slot, with weekly introductions filmed in Disneyland Resort Paris and starring Prima TV anchor Virgil Iantu and his daughter.
Prima TV has also licensed films, animated series and various ABC Studios series for general broadcast.
The Walt Disney Company, meanwhile, has launched the action-adventure series Legend Of The Seekers.
Ben Pyne, Disney Media Networks’ president of global distribution, said the company was well positioned to weather the current economic storm.
“Our content resonates with all audiences and we have a keen international focus,” he added. “Our brilliant line-up and portfolio for this market shows that the development process has started to move again.”