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Disney seals new Verizon carriage deal

The Walt Disney Company has signed a new carriage agreement with US telco Verizon, ensuring the latter’s Fios service will continue to showcase leading college American football games that are broadcast by ESPN.

The two parties’ previous agreement had been due to expire on December 31. Financial terms of the new arrangement were not disclosed.

In a joint statement, the two companies said: “Verizon and The Walt Disney Company have reached a broad-based distribution agreement. Details will be released in the coming days.”