Google Fiber TV Service Signs Up ESPN

Still Missing HBO, Fox News, TBS and Others

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ESPN has joined the networks that will be available on Google Fiber, the upcoming service to deliver TV using internet infrastructure.

Google said Wednesday that it has struck a deal with Disney's networks, which include ABC Family, Disney Channel, ABC New Now and SoapNet, among others.

It also announced four other new channels for its lineup: Ovation, TBN, TBN Enlace and Discovery Communications' Velocity.

Nabbing ESPN, which was one of the biggest gaps in the available channels, comes a few days after Google Fiber also secured NFL Network.

Google Fiber ended its pre-registration in Kansas City, the first area to get the service, on Sunday. Google will compete in the area against established cable operators Time Warner Cable, AT&T and SurWest Communications.

While Google Fiber has about 200 channels, networks like HBO, Fox News, TBS and AMC are still noticeably missing from the lineup.

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