Disney/ABC is extending its TV Everywhere efforts at Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK). Subscribers can now get three new packages -- Watch Disney, Watch Disney XD and Watch Disney Junior -- which let Apple iOS devices receive live and on-demand programming. Comcast had similarly announced a TV Everywhere app for ESPN, another Disney property, in May. (See Comcast Streams ESPN (Almost) Everywhere .)
DirecTV will try its hand at original programming, financial analysis site Trefis reported earlier this week. The site compares the move to Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX)'s original-content plans and describes it as a way for DirecTV to lessen its dependence on the likes of News Corp. (NYSE: NWS) and Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX). Apparently, one cannot live on golf and NFL Direct Sunday Ticket alone.