The Walt Disney Company and AT&T U-verse Announce Broad Distribution Agreement

  The Walt Disney Company and AT&T U-verse Announce Broad Distribution

 New Multi-Year Deal Provides Sports, News and Entertainment to AT&T U-verse
                       Customers In and Out of the Home

        AT&T U-verse to add Full Suite of Authenticated WATCH Services

Business Wire

DALLAS & BRISTOL, Conn. -- January 15, 2013

AT&T U-verse^®, the fastest growing television service provider in the
country*, and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) today announced a
comprehensive long-term distribution agreement to deliver Disney’s robust
lineup of top quality sports, news and entertainment content to AT&T U-verse
TV customers across televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming
consoles and internet-enabled televisions. The renewal agreement enhances the
multichannel business model and supports the companies’ mutual goal to deliver
the best video content to customers across multiple platforms.

As part of the new multi-year deal, AT&T U-verse will introduce several new
services, including the full suite of authenticated WATCH products, ESPN 3D,
ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, Disney Junior and the upcoming ABC
News/Univision Joint Venture, a 24/7 news, information and lifestyle
multi-platform network for English-dominant and bilingual Hispanics, the
youngest and fastest-growing demographic in the U.S. In total, approximately
70 services are covered by the broad scope of this agreement including: ABC,
ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN
Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN 3D,
ESPN GamePlan, ESPN Full Court, ESPN3, The Longhorn Network, and
retransmission consent for WABC-TV, KABC-TV, WLS-TV, KGO-TV, KTRK-TV, WTVD-TV
and KFSN-TV, as well as more than 10 high-definition networks.

AT&T U-verse customers will receive broad access to existing authenticated
products like WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD, WATCH Disney Junior and
WatchESPN (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Buzzer Beater)
as well as the to-be-launched WATCH ABC and WATCH ABC Family services, through
the networks’ own WATCH sites and apps as well as AT&T’s site and
apps.These products will give AT&T U-verse customers more opportunities to
access live and video on demand content, both in-home and out-of-home, on
their computers, smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles. ESPN3 will also be
available to any residential AT&T High Speed Internet customer, across screens
and devices.

“We’re proud to deliver more Disney content and services to U-verse customers
across the screens they watch most,” said Jeff Weber, President of Content and
Advertising Sales, AT&T Home Solutions. “Our U-verse customers expect access
to content when they want it, where they want it, and this renewal gives them
more value and access to a variety of live and on demand content in and
outside the home.”

Added David Preschlack, Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales and
Marketing, Disney & ESPN Networks Group, “The renewal with AT&T U-verse – our
seventh top ten distributor agreement in just over two years – extends the
value of the multichannel subscription model with the addition of new networks
and services from The Walt Disney Company. Viewers are increasingly living in
a multi-screen world, and with this new deal, they will enjoy such benefits as
live access to content via the WATCH Disney and WatchESPN services across

The extensive and expanded rights package for Video On Demand content to AT&T
U-verse TV customers includes:

  *ABC On Demand, which currently features a selection of top-rated primetime
    entertainment programming, including episodes of such popular current ABC
    shows as “Castle,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Once Upon A Time,” “Private
    Practice” and “Revenge.” Full current seasons will be made available on a
    number of shows.
  *ABC Family On Demand, which features a variety of top-rated full episodes,
    refreshed monthly, from such popular millennial favorites as “Switched at
    Birth,” “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Baby Daddy,”
    “Bunheads” and “Melissa & Joey.” Full current seasons will be made
    available on a number of shows. ABC Family original movies like
    “Mistle-Tones” will also be available.
  *Disney-branded On Demand offerings, including Disney Channel On Demand,
    Disney Junior On Demand, and Disney XD On Demand. Refreshed each month,
    the Disney Channel On Demand offering will include episodes from such
    series as “Handy Manny,” “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” and “Jake and the Never
    Land Pirates” for preschoolers, as well as variety of episodes from
    “A.N.T. Farm,” “Good Luck Charlie,” “Jessie,”and other popular series for
    older kids. Select episodes featured on Disney Channel On Demand will be
    available in innovative new offerings, such as playlists and monthly
    programming blocks, in addition to a number of episodes available in
    multiple languages. A variety of Disney Channel Original Movies will also
    be available. Disney XD On Demand features a selection of episodes from
    such series as the Emmy Award-winning animated hit “Phineas and Ferb,”
    “Pair of Kings” and “Kickin’ It.”
  *Expanded On Demand content from ESPN, including content from ESPN Deportes
    and ESPN’s award-winning original content from ESPN Films.

* Claim based on comparison of major TV providers’ percentage growth in
subscriber counts and national market share data over the last 12 quarters

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company andone of the
most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T
operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States
and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes
the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless,
Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile
Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S.
carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It
also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse^®and AT&T|DIRECTV
brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is
one of the most advanced in the world.

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About The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), together with its subsidiaries and
affiliates, is the world’s largest diversified international family
entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media
networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and
interactive media. Disney Media Networks comprise a vast array of The Walt
Disney Company’s broadcast, cable, radio and publishing businesses, including
Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN, Inc. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had
annual revenues of $42.3 billion in its most recent fiscal year.


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