Playdom and NBA Digital Team Up for ‘NBA Dynasty;’ More Than 9,000 NBA Players Available

NBA Digital and Playdom today announced the launch of NBA Dynasty, a new social game on Facebook that will allow NBA fans to create and manage their ultimate dream team by choosing from more than 9,000 player seasons from 1946 to present. The new game marks the first for Playdom with a professional sports league.

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ABC Announces Coverage of ‘Royal Wedding’ Including Animated Joint Venture with Disney Channel

This spring a modern day fairytale unfolds as Prince William and Catherine Middleton exchange wedding vows after nearly a decade of courtship. ABC News will take viewers inside the Royal nuptials with nearly 20 hours of original programming on the ABC Television Network, as well as comprehensive coverage across all platforms, including ABCNews.com and ABC News Radio. Throughout its coverage the News division will work closely with its longstanding international partner, the BBC, the principal public service broadcaster in the United Kingdom. In addition, ABC News will create a unique experience for its youngest viewers through partnerships with the Disney Channel and DisneyFamily.com.

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Playdom Launches ‘Gardens of Time’ on Facebook; Adds Social Media Element to ‘Hidden Object’ Genre

Playdom today announced the launch of ‘Gardens of Time,’ a hidden object game re-imagined with social elements on Facebook. ‘Gardens of Time’ provides the artistic and game play depth of a downloadable hidden object game while setting a new standard of social game play within the genre.

In ‘Gardens of Time,’ players join the Time Society, an elite group of time-traveling detectives who explore vibrant hidden object scenes to solve the mysteries of time. By finding hidden objects scattered around the world, players collect ancient artifacts, personalize a historical garden, and unravel the mysteries of time as they embark on epic quests to correct the course of history.

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Adventures by Disney Announces Webcasts, Exclusive Offer

Adventures by Disney Vice President Josh D’Amaro, will host several hour-long webcasts on April 19 and April 26 to introduce participants to just some of what makes an Adventures by Disney trip so special. Memorable stories from past and present Adventure Guides and information on amazing trips around the world will be included as well as an exclusive offer.

The webcast will be offered at 7 PM ET and 11 PM ET on Tuesday, April 19 and at 1 PM ET and 7 PM ET on Tuesday, April 26. Those interested in signing up for the events must RSVP by April 14 here. Participants may also submit up to three questions that may be answered during the session.

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ABC’s ‘Body of Proof’ Premiere Tweet-Along with Stars Event Announced

Tonight, Tuesday, March 29, viewers tuning in for premiere of ABC’s new drama “Body of Proof” can also engage live online with series stars Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) and John Carroll Lynch (@JohnCarrollLynch) as they “tweet” in conjunction with the new series’ premiere. Tonight from 9:55-11:00 p.m., ET, viewers can submit questions to and get an inside look into the series from both stars.

Fans can log on to Twitter and submit questions to @BodyofProofABC: [Your question] #BOPQA. Additional details on how to participate are available at http://abc.go.com/shows/body-of-proof/twitter.

“Body of Proof” premieres tonight from 10:01-11:00 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.

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ESPN to Launch ESPNFrontRow.com, Behind-the-Scenes Corporate Blog

ESPNFrontRow.com mock-upESPN announced the launch of its new corporate blog site, ESPNFrontRow.com, which will debut Wednesday, March 30.

The new blog, to be updated daily, will be managed by the Communications department, and be a collaborative effort among the company’s key personnel — meaning it will feature a variety of voices, opinions, and insights.  Topics will focus on ESPN news and people, the employee experience, behind-the-scenes activity and will serve as a platform to address select company issues that are making news.  ESPNFrontRow.com will feature a comment-posting functionality to allow two-way communication.

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Playdom Debuts ‘Deep Realms’ Social Gaming RPG on Facebook

Playdom today announced the launch of Deep Realms, the first game to bring the classic RPG experience to social gaming.

In Deep Realms players explore a rich fantasy world, making strategic choices that result in different but equally viable experiences. Players explore lush, detailed scenes and engage in turn-based combat against increasingly dangerous foes. By integrating social elements, such as avenging friends in player-vs-player combat and real-time cooperative boss battles, Playdom evolves the social RPG to the next level.

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Disney Junior to Present ‘Imagination Movers in Concert’ March 6

Disney Junior, the new multiplatform destination for kids age 2-7, will present “Imagination Movers in Concert,” a 45-minute primetime special featuring more than a dozen songs from the Emmy Award-winning “Imagination Movers” television series. Premiering during Mardi Gras week, Sunday,March 6 at 6 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel, the concert was filmed before a sold-out crowd at the Lakefront Arena in the Movers’ hometown of New Orleans. The special includes appearances by series guest stars Joey Fatone (*NSYNC) and Duff Goldman (Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes”), along with Nina and Warehouse Mouse.

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Verizon FiOS Customers Now Able to Watch ESPN, ESPN2 and Others Online

As part of a wide-ranging agreement between the Walt Disney Company and Verizon, FiOS TV customers will be able to watch ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Buzzer Beater live online beginning today.  To access the online programming, Verizon customers must subscribe to FiOS TV.

The online rights to the ESPN networks are part of a broader agreement, which also includes the full suite of cable services from the Walt Disney Company: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney XD and the soon-to-be-launched Disney Junior, as well as retransmission consent for local ABC broadcast stations.

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Walt Disney World Introduces 2011 Disney Moms Panel

2011 Walt Disney World Moms Panel (Diana Zalucky/Disney)What do you get when you combine a hibachi chef, a pastor, one “mum,” two Canadians, two non-profit workers, four teachers, three stay-at-home moms and one special aunt with a passion for Disney and a touch of pixie dust? The 2011 Walt Disney World Moms Panel! Announced today, 15 new panelists hailing from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom were named official members of the 2011 Walt Disney World Moms Panel. As the popularity of the Moms Panel site grows, 30 alumni panelists will continue offering their park-savvy smarts to guests planning Disney vacations.

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