Disney, Dish extend contract while carriage talks continue

Reuters

Sept 30 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co and satellite TVprovider Dish Network Corp said on Monday they agreedto a short-term extension of their current distribution dealwhile the two sides continue negotiations.

The companies are discussing the terms for Dish to continuecarrying Disney-owned networks including sports network ESPN,the Disney Channel and ABC Family, according to a statement fromboth parties on Monday. They did not say how long the extensionwould last.

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