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[01/03/06 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Sports and ESPN Content, Plus ABC News and More Entertainment Programming from Disney Comes to the Itunes Music Store

[via press release from ABC]

ABC SPORTS AND ESPN CONTENT, PLUS ABC NEWS AND MORE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING FROM DISNEY COMES TO THE iTUNES MUSIC STORE

New Offerings Include Condensed BCS Bowl Games from ABC Sports, ESPN Sports and Entertainment Content, News and Entertainment Content From Disney-ABC Television Group and Walt Disney Feature Animation

The businesses of The Walt Disney Company, well-positioned to take advantage of new technologies by leveraging their outstanding creative content, will now offer additional programming from ESPN and ABC Sports, ABC Entertainment and Touchstone Television, ABC Family, ABC News, Buena Vista Television, Disney Channel and SOAPnet, as well as content produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation on the iTunes Music Store (www.itunes.com).

ESPN and ABC Sports are the first to offer sports programming on the iTunes Music Store, bringing fans a host of sports content. Condensed versions of all four BCS Bowl Games from ABC Sports will be available on the iTunes Music Store. Condensed versions of yesterday�s Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Nokia Sugar Bowl will be available today. Today�s Orange Bowl and tomorrow�s Rose Bowl Presented by Citi (the national title game, matching USC against The University of Texas) will be available the day after they air.

Later this month ESPN will make additional content available, including the Best of the X Games; �SportsCentury� interviews from ESPN Classic�s award-winning biography series; the popular �This is SportsCenter� commercials; and select ESPN Original Entertainment programs � including �Knight School,� the forthcoming reality program featuring Texas Tech basketball coach Bobby Knight, which will premiere on iTunes.

�Our mission is to serve fans wherever they are by delivering high-quality content across dozens of multi-media platforms, now including the iTunes Music Store and viewing on the iPod,� said George Bodenheimer, ESPN and ABC Sports President and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks. �We are thrilled to be the first content provider to offer sports content on iTunes.�

In addition to the ESPN and ABC Sports content, more programming from Disney ABC Television Group will also be available later this month on the iTunes Music Store, including such cable programming as ABC Family�s original series �Wildfire,� Disney Channel�s popular animated series �Kim Possible� and �The Proud Family� and SOAPnet�s original biography series �Soapography,� as well as ABC Entertainment and Touchstone Television library product, including �America�s Funniest Home Videos,� and the popular 1970s Saturday morning �School House Rock� vignettes and episodes of Buena Vista Television�s �Ebert and Roeper.�

Additionally, free, ad-supported video podcasts from ABC News will be available, including daily segments from �Good Morning America� and the �World News Tonight� webcast, as well as ABC News Now�s �Money Minute,� �Medical Minute� and �Buzz Cut.�

�We look forward to building upon the success of our initial iTunes offerings and are dedicated to providing consumers with a variety of high quality entertainment and news content that they can view at their convenience, regardless of time, place or platform,� said Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney ABC Television Group. �We believe that making our content available on iTunes results in incremental viewing opportunities and also furthers awareness of our programs and brands.�

Classic animated shorts produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and featured on Buena Vista Home Entertainment�s upcoming �Disney at the Academy Awards,� including the 1933 Academy Award-winning �The Three Little Pigs� and the 1935 Academy Award-winning �The Tortoise and the Hare,� will also be available.

�Our animated product has always been the touchstone of The Walt Disney Company,� said Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. �We are pleased that in addition to offering our classic animated shorts on DVD, we will now reach an even broader audience with programming on Apple�s iTunes Music Store. It is certainly gratifying to know that consumers of all ages will get to experience first hand the remarkable and award-winning works from some of the most gifted animators in history.�

Available for purchase for $1.99 per episode, all of this new content joins the other Disney ABC Television Group programming, including �Commander In Chief,� �Desperate Housewives,� �Lost,� �That�s So Raven� and �The Suite Life of Zack and Cody� currently available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store.

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment and Consumer Products. Disney is a Dow 30 company, had annual revenues of nearly $32 billion in its most recent fiscal year, and a market capitalization of $46 billion as of December 30, 2005.





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· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· AT THE MOVIES (SYNDICATION)
· COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· KNIGHT SCHOOL (ESPN)
· LOST (ABC)
· WILDFIRE (ABC FAMILY)





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