Disney Channel, Tiscali close deal


LONDON -- Disney Channel has signed a carriage deal putting Disney Channel, Playhouse Disney and Disney Cinemagic on U.K. IPTV service Tiscali, which offers consumers VOD and broadband television services, it was announced Thursday.

Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney will be part of Tiscali Television's Kids Pack, which offers such series as "Hannah Montana" and "Little Einsteins," while Cinemagic will be available as a stand-alone premium channel, offering movies including "The Incredibles," "Chicken Little" and "Lady and the Tramp."

The deal was announced by Rob Gilby, managing director of Disney Channel U.K., Scandinavia and emerging markets and by Tiscali CEO Mary Turner.