Earlier this month, Disney announced it was going to be creating a brand new sports streaming service with Warner Brothers Discovery and Fox, which would bring together the companies’ portfolios of sports networks, certain direct-to-consumer (DTC) sports services – including content from all the major professional sports leagues and college sports, into a new app, […]

Earlier this month, Disney’s ESPN, Warner Brothers Discovery and Fox made a surprise announcement that they would be working together on a brand new streaming sports service in the United States that will bring together the three companies’ portfolios of sports networks, certain direct-to-consumer sports services – including content from all the major professional sports […]

Earlier this month, Disney and ESPN made a major surprise announcement that it was going to be partnering with Warner Brothers Discovery and Fox to create a brand new compelling streaming sports service in the United States, that would bring together the companies’ portfolios of sports networks, certain direct-to-consumer sports services – including content from […]

Earlier this week, Disney announced a new partnership with Warner Brothers Discovery and Fox to launch a new untitled sports streaming service, that will offer the full suite of ESPN’s channels.  The new platform is going to be launched this fall and will bring together content from all of these companies’ combined assets, including all […]

Disney has announced that ESPN has become the media rights partner for the NFL Flag Championship, which is a new annual showcase featuring boys and girls in one of the world’s fastest-growing sports, flag football. In the inaugural year of the NFL-sanctioned event, ESPN will cover the girls 17U and the boys 14U tournaments (30 […]

Just ahead of Disney’s annual shareholder meeting, the company is currently in the middle of a proxy battle with Activist investor Nelson Peltz and his Trian Fund Management group, which currently owns about $3 billion dollars worth of Walt Disney Company stock. Nelson Peltz started buying up Disney stock following the stock price drop after […]

Disney’s Andscape is developing a new movie adaptation of the Walter Mosley novel, “The Man In My Basement”, which is going to be directed by Nadia Latif, who will be making her feature directorial debut. The film tells the story of Charles Blakey, who is out of work, out of luck and on the verge […]

Last year, it was revealed by Disney CEO Bob Iger that he was looking for a new strategic partner that could help them with distribution or content and that they’d had talks with many potential partners. The major reason for these talks is that Disney is planning on making a full direct-to-consumer version of ESPN, […]

Disney has announced a brand new eight-year agreement between ESPN and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which starts on September 1st 2024. This new deal covers domestic rights to a record 40 NCAA championships – 21 women’s and 19 men’s events – and international rights to those same NCAA championships plus the Division I […]

One of the biggest issues facing Disney at the moment, is how to organise its sports division, ESPN.  Earlier this year, Disney made ESPN its own separate division within the company, away from its entertainment and theme park businesses.  It’s also looking for a strategic partner to become a co-owner in ESPN, so it can […]

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 […]