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[16 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN Network In Talks with Apple to Expand TV Access

The Walt Disney Company-owned ESPN Network is currently in talks with Apple Inc. to offer subscribers online access to ESPN programming via the Apple TV device. This would enable those who confirm they are paid television subscribers to access the WatchESPN app on Apple TV.
Sean Bratches, ESPN’s vice president of affiliate and advertising sales, says:
We’re a platform-agnostic content company. To the extent that in the future there’s an opportunity with Apple to authenticate through the pay-TV food chain as we’re doing with Microsoft, that’s something that we will participate in.
However, …

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[17 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney CEO Bob Iger Joins Apple’s Board

On Monday, it was announced that President and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Robert A. Iger would be taking on a role as a member of the board of Apple, Inc. Arthur D. Levinson also became Apple’s new chairman, succeeding Steve Jobs, who passed in October.
In a statement, Levison said he was “honored to be named chairman of Apple’s board” and welcomed Bob Iger to the team.
Iger and Jobs knew each other for many years, and shortly after Iger’s appointment to CEO of The Walt Disney Co. in 2005, …