NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- On Tuesday Dish Network (DISH) announced a new deal with Disney (DIS). TheStreet's Brittany Umar said the deal will allow Dish Network to stream shows from a slew of Disney's networks -- including Disney TV, ESPN and ABC.
Dish Network customers will have access to the shows on a variety of Internet-connected devices. It could also pave the way for live-streaming of sports in the future.
Umar said the deal puts to rest impending litigation between the two companies about Dish Network's Auto Hop feature. The feature allows customers who have recorded a television program to skip over the commercials.
In return for streaming rights, Dish Network will suspend its Auto Hop feature for Disney's content for up to three days following the original airing of its shows, she added.The move could give Disney an upper hand over its competitors when negotiating with advertisers. Umar also said that Dish Network may also pursue similar deals with other major content providers going forward. Financial terms were not disclosed.
-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich. Follow @BretKenwell