Besides the group alt.binaries.multimedia.disney.parks, wasn't there another group called alt.binaries.multimedia.disney.sounds or
alt.binaries.multimedia.disney.mp3? I'm trying to add them to my server. Thanks.
I personally recommend Easynews. No other service comes close to what they offer. One feature they have which is very useful is their global search engine. You can search every binary newsgroup for a particualar keyword, filename, poster, etc.
It's pretty normal. The latter newsgroup, abmdp was only added somewhat recently and many services haven't picked it up. You can request that a Newsgroup be added by contacting your ISP, but you're basically at the mercy of what they offer. It seems that while some of the Cable providers (Cox, Comcast, etc) are not offering it, many DSL providers (Verizon, SBC I believe) are. (This may vary by region, so don't take my word for it). Of course, the other option is to subscribe to the services listed above, especially if you're in some kind of contract with your current provider and ESPECIALLY if you plan on "building a library" downloading the stuff; it's well worth the extra 10 bucks a month.