DISNEY AND SUDDENLINK ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR DISTRIBUTION PACT

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY AND SUDDENLINK ANNOUNCE BROAD MULTI-YEAR DISTRIBUTION 
AGREEMENT 
New Deal Provides Sports, News and Entertainment to Suddenlink Customers In and 
Out of the Home 
Suddenlink to Add Upcoming SEC Network at Launch and Longhorn Network in Time 
for Football Season 
Full Suite of Authenticated WATCH Services and Fusion to Launch Beginning this 
Fall 
ST. LOUIS, MO and BRISTOL, CT -- AUGUST 4, 2014 -- Suddenlink and The Walt 
Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) today announced a broad multi-year distribution 
agreement to deliver Disney's robust lineup of top quality sports, news and 
entertainment content to Suddenlink TV customers across televisions, computers, 
smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected devices. 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. 
"A number of our customers have expressed interest in the SEC and Longhorn 
Networks, and a sizable majority have told us how much they value Disney 
networks like ESPN and ABC Family," said Kathy Payne, Suddenlink Senior Vice 
President and Chief Programming Officer.  "We're very pleased we can provide 
those customers what they've said they want, and we'd like to specially thank 
the SEC and Longhorn fans who contacted us for their enthusiasm and patience, 
as we worked with Disney to complete this comprehensive, long-term agreement." 
"Suddenlink TV customers will benefit greatly from this latest multi-year 
renewal agreement," added Sean 
Breen<http://espnmediazone.com/us/bios/breen_sean/>, Senior Vice President, 
Affiliate Sales, Disney & ESPN Networks Group.  "Not only will they continue to 
receive top quality content from Disney and ESPN networks ahead of the new fall 
programming slate and upcoming football season, but also additional, highly 
sought after services." 
As part of the new multi-year deal, Suddenlink will introduce several new 
services, including the upcoming SEC Network at launch on August 14 and 
Longhorn Network, beginning with the 2014-15 college football season.  In 
addition, beginning this fall, Suddenlink plans to introduce Fusion and the 
full suite of authenticated WATCH services, including WatchESPN.  Continuing 
services covered by the broad scope of this agreement include: ABC Family, 
Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, 
ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, video-on-demand services and retransmission 
consent for KABC-TV in Los Angeles, WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham, KTRK-TV in 
Houston and KFSN-TV in Fresno. 
About Suddenlink 
Suddenlink (suddenlink.com<http://www.suddenlink.com/>) is the seventh largest 
cable operator in the United States, supporting the information, communication 
and entertainment demands of approximately 1.4 million residential and 
commercial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, 
West Virginia and elsewhere. Suddenlink simplifies its customers' lives through 
one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV, Internet, phone and 
other services. 
About The Walt Disney Company 
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a 
leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with five 
business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, 
consumer products and interactive.  Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual 
revenues of $45 billion in its Fiscal Year 2013. 
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