Disney and Yahoo Eye an Internet TV Deal
According to those familiar with the talks, Disney is looking at sharing video clips from its ESPN, ABC and Disney networks with Yahoo, which would provide consumers with its free software to download and play the footage. The arrangement is likely to include snippets of video -- clips of shows, movie trailers and the like -- but whether it will also mean full episodes will be downloadable remains unclear.
Apple, however, recently unveiled its revamped Apple TV and announced content deals with Netflix (NFLX), Fox (NWS) and ABC. Under the deal, consumers will be able to access to TV shows and some movies for 99 cents, and first-run high-definition movies for $4.99.