The Walt Disney Company France and Free are partnering to launch branded digital video stores Disneytek and ABCtek.
Both are multi-platform services entirely dedicated to both Disney and ABC programming.
From April 14, free subscribers will be able to stream to TV and download to computers Disney content including Disney movies (such as Finding Nemo, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time,Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Disney Channel/Disney XD/ Disney Junior series, and ABC Studios series.
Content will also be made available for games consoles, tablets and mobile phones.
Disneytek and ABCtek are Disney’s first stand-alone branded video services in Europe.
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Disneytek (channel 45) and ABCtek (channel 28) will offer a selection of the licensed programming below:
New TV series will be added to the channels regularly. New feature films will be offered simultaneously to their DVD/Blu-ray launches.
Jean-Francois Camilleri, chairman, The Walt Disney Company France said: “This partnership, initiated in France, is a first in the market and in Europe, and reflects our determination to respond to consumer desire for freedom and at the same time our desire to ease access to all of our content. In working with Free to develop this service, we have found a like-minded partner in terms of innovation and consumer responsiveness.”