Verizon and the Disney have agreed on a deal that will make Disney’s free video streaming apps, WATCH ABC, WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior, available to Verizon FiOS TV subscribers.
In addition, as part of its TV Everywhere initiative, FiOS TV will provide Fusion, the yet-to-be-launched WATCH ABC Family service which is an English-language joint venture from ABC and Univision for Hispanics. The service is expected to roll out later this year.
The WATCH ABC and Disney deal means FiOS customers can now access 53 TV Everywhere channels on laptops, iOS or Android tablets or smart phones.
The new WATCH products allow authenticated FiOS users to access a number of top Disney series including Shake It Up, Phineas and Ferb, TRON: Uprising, and Jake and the Never Land Pirates live and on demand anywhere they want, and online at WATCHABC.com, WATCHDisneyChannel.com, WATCHDisneyXD.com and WATCHDisneyJunior.com.
In the past year, the suite of WATCH Disney products has been downloaded more than 15 million times.
FiOS TV now boasts more than 575 all-digital channels, including up to 165 HD channels, and more than 65,000 monthly video-on-demand titles.