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Disney, Apple Arguing Over Channels to Be Included in New Streaming Television Service

Disney is pushing Apple Inc. to include most of its channel offerings, while Apple wants to offer fewer channels in an effort to keep prices lower. Disney’s channels include ESPN and Disney Channel, along with several spinoffs channels like Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and more. Disney also owns ABC channels that Apple feels are essential, like ABC Family, so Apple may be forced to agree to offer more Disney channels to ensure negotiations go smoothly. – Juli Clover, MacRumors

Dish Plans to Charge Internet TV Subs Extra for Live Local Broadcast Channels: Sources

Dish Network, which is assembling one of the first Internet-delivered pay-TV services in the U.S., is planning to offer local broadcast TV networks to subscribers of the over-the-top service as a separate, premium-priced tier, according to industry sources. […] So far, Dish has inked deals with Disney, covering linear and video-on-demand content from ABC-owned broadcast stations, ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN2, along with cable nets from A&E Network and Scripps Networks Interactive. […] The satellite TV operator has rights to distribute live and on-demand content from ABC, including the Alphabet’s eight owned-and-operated local TV stations. But those ABC stations — as well as other local TV channels — may not be included in the baseline price of Dish’s OTT services. […] At this point, the satscater has not reached deals with CBS, NBC or FOX. Meanwhile, Dish has other challenges in its move to go over the top: Per its Disney deal for ESPN, ABC and the other nets, it’s limited to a single video stream per household, while the A+E and Scripps pacts allow for multistream access. – Todd Spangler,Variety
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