Disney announced today that it had reached a deal with over 160 of its local affiliate networks to allow the overarching Disney|ABC Television Group parent company to negotiate streaming deals on their behalf, via Deadline.
More opportunities for live streaming ABC
Like NBC, which reached a similar deal with its affiliate networks earlier this month, the deal could make it easier for customers to be able to access ABC content on both cable and satellite provided streams, as well as through over-the-top services like SlingTV, PlayStation Vue, or YouTube TV.
According to Disney, over 90% of all TV households will be able to access ABC streams live through the new deal. Maybe one day, customers will be able to watch the Oscars online even if they don’t live in a major metropolitan area.