AT&T U-verse Brings Innovative "WATCH" Disney-Branded Authenticated Services
WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior Provide Online
and Mobile Access to Live Linear Channel Streams and "On Demand" Content for
Kids and Families at Home and On-the-Go
DALLAS, April 8, 2013
DALLAS, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T U-verse^® and Disney/ABC Television
Group today announced that customers can now access three authenticated
products – WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior -- at
home or on-the-go -- via a suite of innovative apps for iOS and Kindle Fire
devices, and online at WATCHDisneyChannel.com,
WATCHDisneyXD.comandWATCHDisneyJunior.com. The three new WATCH products
provide qualifying U-verse customers with both access to live, linear network
streams as well as an extensive offering of advantaged window "on demand"
AT&T U-verse customers who subscribe to Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney
Junior networks as part of their U-verse TV subscription can now stream these
channels live online and via the convenience of their iOS, Android, Xbox and
Kindle Fire devices using their AT&T U-verse email and password to login. In
addition, customers can view a variety of top series on demand including "Good
Luck Charlie," "Shake It Up," "Phineas and Ferb," Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and
"Jake and the Never Land Pirates" from Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney
Junior on these new WATCH products.
The free WATCH apps include asimple,kid-friendly user interface that brings
the current online viewing experience to the high-resolution, multi-touch
displays of iOS devices. Once a user downloads one of the WATCH apps or visits
one of the WATCH websites, they will receive sign-in instructions to verify
their U-verse credentials, allowing them authenticated user access to their
favorite Disney Channel, Disney XD or Disney Junior programs on their
The debut of the WATCH Disney authenticated services follows AT&T U-verse's
recent launch of WatchESPN service, as well as Disney Junior, the new 24-hour
linear channel for kids ages 2-7 and their families. Content will be coming
soon to AT&T's uverse.com and U-verse apps.
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About Disney/ABC Television Group
The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company's
(NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned
television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses. This
includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC
Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family and SOAPnet, as well as
Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The Radio Disney
network, Hyperion publishing, and the Company's equity interest in A&E
Television Networks round out the Group's portfolio of media businesses.
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