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Iger unveils plans for ‘Disney Play’ streaming service

Disney is “on track” to launch its Disney-branded streaming service late next year, with “numerous original projects currently in various stages of development and production”, according to CEO Bog Iger. Speaking to analysts after the company reported less-than-stellar Q3 results, Iger said that Disney will “continue to move full steam ahead with our direct-to-consumer strategy”, […]

ESPN strikes cricket deal for Caribbean

ESPN Caribbean has struck a new five-year deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for exclusive rights to cricket from 2018 to 2022. ESPN will air live coverage in the Caribbean of all international and domestic cricket played in England and Wales over the next five years. Coverage begins on May 24 with […]

Perform Group hires ex-ESPN boss Skipper as executive chairman

Global sports media outfit Perform Group, which operates the DAZN sports OTT TV service, has named former ESPN president John Skipper as its executive chairman. Skipper, based in New York, will oversee all of Perform Group’s operations and strategy and report to the Board. Simon Denyer, Perform Group’s Founder, will continue as CEO based in […]

ESPN+ launches on Roku

ESPN’s new direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service, ESPN+, has launched on Roku devices in the US. The service is available within the updated ESPN channel on Roku, offering sports such as Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), Grand Slam tennis and PGA Tour golf for US$4.99 a month or $49.99 […]

ESPN+ launches with 30-day free trial

Disney’s new ESPN+ direct-to-consumer offering and new ESPN app have now gone live, with sponsorship from America Express and Audi respectively. ESPN+ is available for a seven-day free trial in the US, followed by a subscription fee of US$4.99 a month or US$49.99 for a full year. The service is also available for an extended […]

ESPN+ to launch next week priced at US$4.99 per-month

ESPN’s new direct-to-consumer offering, ESPN+, is due to launch in the US on April 12, priced at US$4.99 per-month. The subscription streaming service will be integrated into a redesigned version of the ESPN App and will also be available online at ESPN.com. ESPN+ will be powered by BAMTech and will include live sports, original content […]

Disney ups Pitaro to ESPN president ahead of EPSN+ launch

Disney has promoted chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, James Pitaro, to president of ESPN and co-chair of Disney Media Networks. Pitaro starts with immediate effect and will report directly to Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger. He replaces acting chair of ESPN, George Bodenheimer, who will stay on to the end of […]

ESPN Plus streaming service to launch this spring

Disney’s direct-to-consumer sports streaming service, ESPN Plus, is due to launch in the US this spring along with a revamped ESPN app, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger. Speaking on the company’s first quarter earnings call, Iger said that the service will be priced at US$4.99 and per-month and will be available on a variety of […]

ESPN makes senior business development and Asia appointments

ESPN has announced new roles for three of its senior staffers, upping Mike Morrison to vice president, ESPN Business Development, and giving new Asian remits to Tim Bunnell and Charly Classen. Morrison has led ESPN’s businesses in Asia Pacific since 2008 and will now return to the US, reporting to Justin Connolly, executive vice president of […]

Kwesé secures exclusive IAAF athletics in ESPN deal

New African DTH pay TV service Kwesé TV has secured the rights to air top international athletics competitions after parent Econet Media struck a deal with ESPN’s media distribution unit. The agreement with ESPN, which represents the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), will make Kwesé TV the exclusive broadcaster of IAAF events and content […]

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