ABC Daytime Soap Fans Rejoice -- Disney and Time Warner Cable Close to Deal


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Soapdom Bubble LogoLooks like ABC Daytime fans will not have to worry. Time Warner Cable and Disney are close to signing on the dotted line.

Official websites for both companies posted the same comment on their sites yesterday. "The Walt Disney Company and Time Warner Cable have made significant progress in our negotiations for continued distribution of ABC, Disney and ESPN networks and services. We are now focusing all our attention on a successful conclusion of these efforts prior to the September 2 deadline."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Such updates typically mean that a TV network operator and a distributor have agreed on the framework of a new deal and are putting legal and other finishing touches on it. The Disney-TW Cable situation is closely watched by the industry as the biggest showdown in a year that has seen a slew of contentious carriage renewal talks.

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