Fusion, the Hispanic millennial-targeted news venture of ABC and Univision, is getting a big boost in distribution from the carriage pact that Disney has set with DirecTV.
Fusion’s subscriber base will rise to about 40 million homes next year. DirecTV reaches 20 million subscribers in the U.S., though it’s unclear how widely Fusion will be distributed across DirecTV when it bows on the satcaster’s lineup next month.
In noting the distribution gains from DirecTV, Fusion cited Comcast and Time Warner Cable as “the only major distributors not carrying” the channel. The news release statement came on the heels of Disney’s announcement of the wide-ranging DirecTV pact. But it also neatly coincided with Tuesday’s deadline for the last round of public comments on the Comcast-TW Cable merger before the FCC staff completes its review and the commission votes on whether to approve the deal.
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