AOL, a unit of Time Warner, has secured rights to carry video from ESPN, a unit of
the Walt Disney Co. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Aside from whatever financial
provisions, if any, may have been included, the deal obviously gives ESPN an expanded onl
ine presence. Likewise it gives faltering AOL the ability to enhance its portal.
Programs will consist primarily of highlights from games and original ESPN programming,
including SportsCenter Right Now, a digest of sports stories that is updated twic
e daily; Mike and Mike in the Morning; and Pardon the Interruption.