Three content providers within the Disney media conglomerate, ABC News, Disney Online and ESPN.com, have each added their lineups of podcasting programming to the iTunes Podcast Directory.
As part of the distribution arrangement, iTunes users can now discover Disney content within the directory, while current subscribers to Disney podcasts will automatically have new episodes downloaded onto both their computers and their iPod devices through iTunes.
“ABC News is proud to be the recognized news provider for iTunes and to offer podcast highlights that appeal to an increasingly on-the-go news audience,” said ABC News president David Westin in a statement. “Podcasting is an additional way ABC News is embracing on-demand technologies to deliver news anytime, anywhere and on any device.”
In addition to the news, sports and kids content that is currently available in podcast form, Disney plans to launch additional programming on iTunes this July, including local content from ABC-owned television stations, content from Radio Disney, and one-minute soap operas from Soapnet.