Disney has announced that it teaming up with PENN Entertainment to launch ESPN BET, a branded sportsbook for fans in the United States. PENN Entertainment will rebrand its current sportsbook and relaunch as ESPN BET, effective this Fall in the 16 legalized betting states where PENN Entertainment is licensed. The rebrand includes the mobile app, […]

Last month, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed during an interview with CNBC that he was looking for a strategic partner for its sports business, ESPN, that could help them with distribution or content with a full ESPN direct-to-consumer streaming service.  And just this week, it has been revealed that Disney has brought back two former […]

Earlier this month, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed during an interview with CNBC following the extension of his contract, that Disney is looking to launch a new ESPN direct-to-consumer streaming service and that they are looking for some new strategic partners for ESPN that could help them with distribution or content. Following this news, it […]

Disney has announced that it has signed a new multi-year, multi-platform agreement with Foxtel in Australia to keep ESPN sports programming on Foxtel and Kayo Sports. The agreement builds on the 21 years of programming arrangements between the Foxtel Group and ESPN, which has been providing world-class sports to Australian audiences since 2002. ESPN boasts […]

Disney has announced that it will be closing down the ESPN Player streaming service, which operates across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia, on August 18th 2023.  ESPN Player offers a variety of sports, including basketball, baseball, American football, and many other sports.  There are thousands of live events & on-demand content, […]

One of the biggest cash generators for Disney over the past few decades has been ESPN, but as the entertainment business continues to shift from linear to streaming, there has been lots of talk about the future of ESPN.  Will it go fully direct to streaming?  Will Disney sell ESPN? Recently, Disney CEO Bob Iger […]

June is Pride Month; a time set aside to recognize and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Disney+ features several movies, and shorts that put a focus on inclusion. Those can be found in the Pride collection by using the search function. Let’s take a look at some of those movies or shorts available in the Pride […]

Disney’s ESPN has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming documentary, “E60 Once Upon a Time in Anaheim”, which is the true story of The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the first and only pro sports team ever inspired by a Hollywood movie. The documentary features interviews with key members from the original Mighty Ducks […]

Disney’s ESPN has released a new trailer for the next instalment in the Peabody and Emmy award-winning 30 for 30 series, “The Luckiest Guy in the World”.   The new documentary has been directed by Steve James (“Hoop Dreams,” “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”), the four-part series tells the colorful story of a true sports original: […]

ESPN has released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming 30 for 30 documentary, a two-part film directed by Ben Berman (“The Amazing Johnathan Documentary”), Tuesday 30th May 2023, at 8:30p.m. ET and Wednesday, May 31, at 9p.m. ET. The film takes an unconventional approach to the epic tale of the famed reality-competition show. What […]

During The Walt Disney Company’s Advertising Sales Upfront presentation in New York, it was announced that they’ve signed a new multi-year agreement with former NFL player, Pat McAfee for a multiplatform role with ESPN. “The Pat McAfee Show”, the highly successful and innovative weekday sports talk and discussion program, will move to ESPN this fall. […]