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PGA Tour sells streaming rights to ESPN+ in nine-year deal

The PGA Tour, the premiere US golfing competition, has signed a nine-year rights deal with Disney’s sports streamer ESPN+. The organisation has also extended its rights deals with commercial broadcasters CBS and NBC. The deal with ESPN, reported by the New York Times as being valued at US$75 million per year, will see ESPN+ replace […]

Disney+ achieves 28.6 million subscribers in four months

Disney+ has hit 28.6 million subscribers in less than six months, the company has confirmed. The company’s first quarterly results since the streamer’s launch in five territories met recent estimations from analyst MoffettNathanson. Speaking on Disney’s Q1 2020 earnings call, CEO Bob Iger attributed Disney+’s success to “our incredible portfolio of great brands, the outstanding […]

ESPN+ close to PGA Tour deal, claims report

Disney’s sports streamer ESPN+ is reportedly set to sign a live streaming deal with the PGA Tour. According to two sources cited by the Associated Press, the subscription service is set to become the US streaming partner of the Tour, taking over from NBC Sports. The report says that terms have not been finalised, but […]

ESPN+ gets Copa del Rey rights in US

Disney has acquired the exclusive rights to Spanish football’s Copa del Rey in the US for its ESPN+ premium streamer. The multi-year agreement with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) took place in time for the second round of the 2019/20 tournament which took place this past weekend. It had been reported by World Soccer Talk […]

DAZN top of the pile as highest revenue-generating sports app

Sports streamer DAZN has beat out ESPN to be the top revenue-generating sports app for the first half of 2019. As per the State of Sports Apps Report from mobile app marketing intelligence firm Sensor Tower, DAZN has risen one place to be the leading app. Disney’s ESPN app rose five places to reach second, […]

ESPN+ acquires Bundesliga rights for US streamer

Disney has acquired the US Bundesliga rights for its ESPN+ premium streamer in a six-year deal. ESPN+ will play host to the German football league following the end of the current season and the expiration of its contract with Fox, which ran from 2015. The company says that the deal is a year longer in […]

Disney hires Wilson for streaming marketing

Disney Streaming Services, the sub brand of Disney that looks after its OTT products, has appointed Brad Wilson as VP of performance marketing for Disney+ and ESPN+. Wilson joins from loan provider Lending Tree, where he spent two years as CMO and led brand strategy, consumer engagement and marketing operations. Prior to that, he acted […]

ESPN signs Facebook Watch deal

Disney-owned ESPN has announced a new distribution deal with Facebook. The agreement will see the sports broadcaster distribute a range of exclusive digital shows on the social media company’s Facebook Watch video platform. Content initially available on the platform include extra segments from shows such as Always Late with Katie Nolan, college football pre-game companion […]

New sports channels announced for cord-cutting PlayStation Vue 

Sony’s PlayStation Vue has announced the addition of the NHL Network and the ACC Network to its offerings. The NHL Network, dedicated to ice hockey, will air matches including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, World Championships and Memorial Cup.  ESPN’s ACC Network is a new channel focused on college sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference. As […]

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