Verizon reaches deal to continue carrying Disney channels

VERIZON customers can continue to watch ESPN, ABC and other channels owned by Disney after the two companies announced a deal over programming fees.

The telecommunications giant and the entertainment company said in a joint statement on Sunday, “Verizon and The Walt Disney Company have reached a broad-based distribution agreement.” The statement said details would be released in the coming days.

The companies faced a deadline yesterday. Without an agreement, Verizon’s Fios network would have stopped carrying Disney channels. – AP