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Dish, Disney Deal Envisions Internet-delivered TV

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March 10, 2014 AT 8:50 AM
With a string of recent deals, cable and satellite providers are beginning to acknowledge a brutal truth that companies like Hulu and Netflix have known all along: Many TV viewers, especially young ones, want shows and movies on their own terms. Dish Network took a big step toward such a future with a deal announced Monday with Disney. The agreement opens the way for the satellite TV service to live-stream Disney-owned channels like ESPN and ABC over the Internet to customers' smartphones, tablets, video game consoles and other devices. No start date has been announced, though Dish is expected to cut similar deals with other programmers as well.