Disney (DIS -0.6%) signs a carriage deal with Cox Communications which will allow Cox...

|By:, SA News Editor

Disney (DIS -0.6%) signs a carriage deal with Cox Communications which will allow Cox subscribers to access the firm's large lineup of sports, news, and entertainment networks. The Cox agreement - along with similar deals with Comcast and Cablevision - is important because it provides access for cable customers to Disney content on mobile apps and tablets. The key: Disney's must-have ESPN sports stations provide it the clout to piggyback other stations on to its carriage deals to boost the overall revenue haul.