ESPN+ to stream WSL’s 2024 Championship Tour

Disney-owned sports entertainment leader, ESPN, has landed the streaming rights to the World Surf League’s 2024 Championship Tour season in the US. ESPN’s sports streaming arm, ESPN+, will show all ten WSL Championship Tour competitions and the US Open of Surfing for both the men’s and women’s divisions. In the deal, WSL original programming, Inside […]

ESPN renews LPGA rights in new two-year deal

ESPN has renewed its rights to the The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LGPA) tour for another two years, with the Disney-owned sports media giant to exclusively livestream  Featured Group coverage of eight LPGA Tour events on ESPN+. In the new two-year deal, ESPN+ will air each day of selected LPGA Tour tournaments with one feed […]

Amazon Prime Video beats Netflix as top SVOD service in the US

Amazon Prime Video has overthrown Netflix and secured leading position of the top ten SVOD subscription services in the US during the month of September, reveals Parks Associates. According to the US research firm’s Streaming Video Tracker report, Prime Video took top position above Netflix. While Paramount+ in sixth moved ahead of ESPN+ dropping to […]

Tiger Woods’ TGL golf league to debut on ESPN in the US

The Walt Disney company-backed sports brand ESPN has acquired the US rights to TGL presented by SoFi, the new tech-forward, team golf league developed by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s TMRW Sports in partnership with the PGA TOUR. ESPN becomes the exclusive home of TGL matches in the US, with the league to debut on […]

Record ad commitments for Disney

Disney has revealed that it has secured US$9 billion in commitments from advertisers for the 2022-23 fiscal year. The figure is a record for the media giant, which is set to launch an ad-supported version of Disney+ in the US in late 2022. Streaming services Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu made up 40% of the total […]

ESPN+ gets 43% price hike

Disney has announced a price increase to its sports streaming service ESPN+. The price of ESPN+ is being increased by US$3 per month to US$9.99, an increase of 43%, starting August 23. The annual fee is also being increased from US$69.99 to US$99.99.  The price change is likely a play from Disney to drive users […]

Disney adds ESPN+ and Disney+ to Hulu with Live TV and increases price

Disney-owned streamer Hulu is upping the price of its cord-cutting Hulu with Live TV service by US$5, but is adding access to its other streaming platforms. The service will see its price increased on December 21 from US$65 per month to US$70 per month, while the ad-free package will increase to US$76 per month. The […]

ESPN+ gets price hike following glut of rights acquisitions

Disney has increased the price of its US sports streaming service ESPN+. The company has confirmed that the service’s monthly cost will increase by US$1 per month from US$5.99 to US$6.99, while an annual subscription cost has been upped to US$69.99 from US$59.99. This is the second time this year that Disney has increased the […]

ESPN+ picks up LaLiga rights in eight-season deal

Spanish top flight football league LaLiga has agreed a mammoth eight-year distribution deal in the US with ESPN+. Starting from the 2021/22 season, the Disney-owned sports streaming service will stream live and on-demand coverage of all 380 LaLiga matches per season, along with a selection of LaLiga SmartBank matches.  While the deal is oriented around […]

Comcast adds Disney+ and ESPN+ to Xfinity

Comcast has agreed a partnership with Disney to rollout Disney+ and ESPN+ to its Xfinity pay TV customers in the US. The entertainment and sports apps will be available on the X1 and Flex platforms, with full Xfinity voice integration – meaning that users can search for specific shows across both Disney+ and ESPN+. Disney will […]