ABC, ESPN to run TV shows, clips on Web service

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The logo of the ABC television network is pictured during the ABC network presentation to the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, California July 19, 2006. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

The logo of the ABC television network is pictured during the ABC network presentation to the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, California July 19, 2006.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's ABC television network and ESPN cable sports network said they will run television shows and clips on the Veoh Web video service.

Veoh, which is backed by former Disney chief Michael Eisner and others, features online video clips like YouTube.

Under the agreement, Veoh will feature full episodes of shows like "Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Ugly Betty," according to a press release scheduled to be released on Monday.

Veoh, which has 28 million viewers, will also show clips from ESPN shows and game highlights.

The companies did not disclose financial terms.

(Reporting by Robert MacMillan; Editing by Lincoln Feast)

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