The Walt Disney Company today announced it will now offer additional programming from ESPN and ABC Sports, ABC Entertainment and Touchstone Television, ABC Family, ABC News, Buena Vista Television, Disney Channel, and SOAPnet, as well as content produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation on Apple’s iTunes Music Store. “ESPN and ABC Sports are the first to offer sports programming on the iTunes Music Store, bringing fans a host of sports content. Condensed versions of all four BCS Bowl Games from ABC Sports will be available on the iTunes Music Store. Condensed versions of yesterday’s Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Nokia Sugar Bowl will be available today. Today’s Orange Bowl and tomorrow’s Rose Bowl Presented by Citi (the national title game, matching USC against The University of Texas) will be available the day after they air.”
Later this month, ESPN will make additional content available, including the Best Of The X Games; “SportsCentury” interviews from ESPN Classic’s biography series; the “This is SportsCenter” commercials; and select ESPN Original Entertainment programs — including “Knight School,” the forthcoming reality program featuring Texas Tech basketball coach Bobby Knight, which will premiere on iTunes.
Additionally, free, ad-supported video podcasts from ABC News will be available, including daily segments from “Good Morning America” and the “World News Tonight” webcast, as well as ABC News Now’s “Money Minute,” “Medical Minute” and “Buzz Cut.”
Classic animated shorts produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and featured on Buena Vista Home Entertainment’s upcoming “Disney at the Academy Awards,” including the 1933 Academy Award-winning “The Three Little Pigs” and the 1935 Academy Award-winning “The Tortoise and the Hare,” will also be available.