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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:

How times change.  Disney competitor Time Warner's CEO is explaining how he wants to cast off AOL.A spinoff or sale of AOL, should it occur, would mark a sea change from 2000, when Time Warner agreed to be purchased by the Internet company then known as America Online at the top of the dot-com bubble.
Blu-ray's victory in getting Warner Brothers to drop the HD-DVD may not be enough to fend off obsolescence.  As Dawn C. Chmielewski reports in the Los Angeles Times, downloads, cable, and satellite delivery of HD movies might make the whole HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray battle moot anyway.But sales of these next-generation discs fell short of expectations,
Warner Brothers Entertainment (including, presumably, New Line Cinema) has been supporting both the HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats in the high definition DVD market.  However, the company is now dropping HD and continuing to support Blu-ray, the same format Disney supports.Blu-ray got a big boost in June when Blockbuster Inc. announced it would stock only Blu-ray