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FLO TV Expands Channel Lineup: ABC Mobile and Disney Channel Join ESPN on Live Mobile TV Service
Dec 08, 2009 (07:12 AM EST)
SAN DIEGO,Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FLO TV Incorporated, provider of the award-winning (TM)live mobile TV service and a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated , has expanded its content distribution agreement with The Walt Disney Company to add content from the ABC Television Network and Disney Channel to its lineup, joining content already available on ESPN MobileTV. As part of the deal, users will have access to some of the most popular shows in primetime from ABC Mobile and a simulcast of the Disney Channel.
"ABC Mobile and Disney Channel offer some of the most iconic and popular programming on television," said Jonathan Barzilay, senior vice president of programming and advertising, FLO TV. "FLO TV is thrilled to add ABC Mobile and the Disney Channel to the lineup of leading brands enjoyed by our subscribers."
"We are excited to expand our relationship with FLO TV and now offer a comprehensive array of world-class programming to their subscribers," said Matt Murphy, senior vice president, digital video distribution, Disney and ESPN Media Networks. "We are dedicated to connecting viewers to the content they want and brands they love on the platforms they choose and are pleased that in addition to having access to high-quality, popular sports programming from ESPN, users of the service will now be able to see their favorite shows from ABC and Disney Channel."
The ABC Mobile channel features full-length episodes of popular primetime shows such as "Grey's Anatomy," "Desperate Housewives," "FlashForward," "Ugly Betty" and "Lost" (when it returns in February 2010), as well as select content from ABC Family and SOAPnet. Additionally, the mobile channel offers a variety of short-form content from ABC Entertainment and ABC News.
Disney Channel will run a simulcast on the FLO TV service, offering consumers access to full-length episodes of hit Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana," "Wizards of Waverly Place," "The Suite Life on Deck" and "JONAS," as well as films from the wildly popular Disney Channel Original Movie franchise. The service also includes Playhouse Disney, a daily morning programming block for preschoolers and their caregivers featuring a wide array of content, such as critically acclaimed series "Handy Manny" and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse."
The FLO TV wireless service already offers ESPN MobileTV, which delivers year-round 24/7 coverage of more than 800 live events, including College Football, College Basketball, Major League Baseball and more. ESPN MobileTV also delivers timely news and information seven days a week from ESPNEWS, as well as information and analysis from top ESPN studio programs "Baseball Tonight," "Pardon the Interruption" and "Around the Horn." Through this new agreement, live event coverage will expand further still, with previously unavailable ESPN games being added to the ABC Mobile channel.
The service is being offered across multiple platforms, including:
Through this variety of media, consumers can simultaneously get high-quality video and audio in real time without streaming, buffering or downloads.
The www.flotv.com service combines the best content, an intuitive user interface and a superior multicast network to deliver a quality TV viewing experience for consumers. offers full-length simulcast and time-shifted programming from the world's best entertainment brands, including ABC, ABC Entertainment, ABC Family, ABC News, Adult Swim Mobile, CBS, CBS College Sports, CBS News, CNBC, COMEDY CENTRAL, Disney Channel, Disney Channel Original Movies, ESPN, ESPNEWS, ESPN 2, FOX, FOX News, FOX Sports, FUEL, MSNBC, MTV, NBC, NBC2Go, NBC News, NBC Sports, Nickelodeon, Playhouse Disney, SOAPnet and Speed. Based in San Diego, Calif., FLO TV Incorporated is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Further information is available at .
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