cable

Disney and Hulu partner to offer 50+ movies, TV shows on service

Popular online streaming TV app Hulu offers thousands of TV shows, movies, and original programming for subscription. Part of the ‘cord-cutter’ movement many fans think of it as part of a replacement lineup for Cable TV. A new agreement between Hulu and Disney might find… Read More »Disney and Hulu partner to offer 50+ movies, TV shows on service

25 Days of Christmas begins today on Freeform

Time to clear up some space on the old DVR. It’s the 20th year for Chrismas Cheer as Freeform (formerly ABC Family) kicks off “25 Days of Christmas,” cable’s biggest programming event of the year. The 25 continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole… Read More »25 Days of Christmas begins today on Freeform

Disney and ESPN to join PlayStation Vue cloud-based live TV service

The complete Disney and ESPN Media networks – including ESPN, ABC owned location stations, Disney Channel, and Freeform will soon be available to stream to your TV via the PlayStation Vue service from Sony. This will be the first time that all Disney/ESPN channels will… Read More »Disney and ESPN to join PlayStation Vue cloud-based live TV service

ABC Family changing name to reflect new millennials appeal

Get ready for ‘Freeform’ – Disney’s new name for its ABC Family cable channel. Disney will roll out the new name beginning with the 2016 winter season premieres of returning favorites “Pretty Little Liars,” “The Fosters,” “Young & Hungry,” and “Baby Daddy” and two new… Read More »ABC Family changing name to reflect new millennials appeal

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival now sponsored by HGTV invites channel’s stars

Preparations are underway at Walt Disney World’s popular EPCOT theme park for the 18th annual International Flower and Garden Festival. It opens March 2nd and runs through May 15th. In addition to the usual fun exhibits and beautiful displays, Disney welcomes a new sponsor to the festival this year with the home improvement channel HGTV importing the celebrities and how-to that will help the festival bloom.

Also returning to EPCOT’s Flower & Garden Festival are Tinker Bell and her Pixie friends promoting the fourth and final (?) film in their direct-to-DVD series. That series continues to improve every year and Disney’s in park promotion for the pixies gets better too. Can’t wait to hear what they bring this year, I hear that they’re introducing a new winter pixie from the next film.

HGTV’s first-time sponsorship will feature weekend appearances by its acclaimed designers and landscaping experts. The star-studded lineup includes Genevieve Gorder, Lisa LaPorta, Kim Myles, Brian Patrick Flynn, Taniya Nayak, Ahmed Hassan, Patti Moreno, Michele Beschen, John Gidding, Frank Fontana, and Vern Yip.

“We are thrilled to welcome HGTV and so many of the network’s great Talent to Epcot this spring,” said Dan Cockerell, vice president of Epcot. “HGTV’s design and gardening personalities add an exciting, and entertaining new element to a festival that reinvents itself year after year.”

Expected appearance dates and more festival information is below the jump:

Read More »EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival now sponsored by HGTV invites channel’s stars

Time Warner and Disney Reach Agreement

Your ESPN is safe. Time Warner and Disney has reached an agreement that will keep the Disney owned channels live on the cable system. Additional deals were struck to carry ESPN3.com on broadband and additional video on Demand services.

I can’t think of a single one of these negotiations that wasn’t resolved either before the deadline or shortly there after. Cable and content creators need to sit down with the FCC and members of congress and figure out a new model of content neutrality that still gives cable companies a reasonable profit.

The full press release of the announcement is below the cut:

Read More »Time Warner and Disney Reach Agreement