Jetix and Disney tie up new distribution deal

LONDON - Kids' broadcaster Jetix has signed an agreement with Disney-ABC International Television (DAIT) for the distribution of its channels and digital content across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Paul Taylor, chief executive of Jetix Europe
Paul Taylor, chief executive of Jetix Europe

The move, which will take effect from the beginning of July, brings the distribution of the Jetix kids' channels into a portfolio that already includes Disney Channel, Disney Cinemagic, Playhouse Disney, Toon Disney and sports channels ESPN Classic and NASN.

The deal with DAIT covers all platforms including cable and satellite, as well as digital services such as IPTV and PPV, and means Jetix will now reach more than 289 million television households in 80 countries and 25 languages worldwide.

Paul Taylor, chief executive of Jetix Europe, said that the new deal would allow the company to benefit from Disney's strong market presence. "Channel distribution is a key revenue stream for us and I am confident that being part of this first class integrated distribution operation will deliver significant benefits over the medium to long term."

Disney ABC International Television's newly integrated TV distribution business is an affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, the majority shareholder in Jetix.

Have your say...

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs

Latest

WPP confirms search has begun for Sorrell's successor

WPP confirms search has begun for Sorrell's successor

WPP has begun to look at external candidates to replace Sir Martin Sorrell as the chief executive of WPP, the company confirmed today.

Share
VR is dead, long live VR

VR is dead, long live VR

VR has huge potential but it's time to admit that we don't actually know what to do with it, writes Dino Burbidge, director of technology and innovation, WCRS.

Share
The quirky, wonderful and eye-widening world of C2
[Sponsored feature]

The quirky, wonderful and eye-widening world of C2

Say goodbye to stale buffet food, dowdy carpets and middle-of-the-road speakers. C2 is the first conference of its kind...

Share

Get news by email