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Disney Inks Cavalier IPTV Pact

Several Disney and ESPN Media Networks services will be available via Cavalier Telephone & TV’s IPTV service in Richmond and Hampton Roads, Va., under terms of a distribution agreement announced last week.

Cavalier’s Richmond subscribers have had access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes, ESPNU, ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD, ABC News Now, ABC Family, SOAPnet, Toon Disney, Disney Channel, ESPN Pay-Per-View and ESPN and Disney video-on-demand content, as well as broadband services ESPN360, SOAPnetic, Disney Connection, Movies.comMAX and ABC News Now, since May, and Hampton Roads will get the services in late October.

Cavalier serves approximately 35,000 businesses and 215,000 residential customers in Richmond, Hampton Roads and northern Virginia; Maryland; Philadelphia; Delaware; southern New Jersey; and metro Washington, D.C.

“Telephone providers have been successful in delivering new products to market and, by rolling out services such as ESPN360 and Disney Connection, they bring unique value to their subscribers that strengthens their overall sales proposition,” Disney and ESPN Media Networks vice president of national accounts Lori Conkling said in a prepared statement.