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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 […]

Charter signs Disney deal with potential for streaming distribution

US telco Charter and Disney have signed an expanded distribution deal which opens the door to the future possibility of carrying Disney’s streaming services Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney +. The multi-year deal will see the telco’s Spectrum service offer a range of Disney’s ever-increasing roster of TV channels, including ESPN, the soon-to-launch ACC Network and […]

ESPN postpones esports tournament broadcast in wake of mass shootings

Disney-owned sports broadcaster ESPN has postponed the broadcast of an esports tournament in the wake of recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. The ESPN-sponsored EXP Invitational for the game Apex Legends – which took place August 2-3 at X Games Minneapolis – was scheduled to air on ESPN 2 on Saturday […]

Disney announces streaming bundle for US$12.99 

Disney has continued its aggressive streaming strategy by announcing a US$12.99 (€11.76) bundle package of its three streaming services – Hulu, ESPN+ and the soon to launch Disney+. The package, announced by CEO Bob Iger during the company’s Q2 earnings call, will be available in the US from November 12.  It will be comprised of […]

No British suitors for La Liga; ESPN+ reportedly close to Bundesliga deal

UK coverage of Spanish football for the coming season is up in the air, with La Liga announcing that no broadcaster has tabled a suitable bid. The league issued an invitation to tender (ITT) to UK and Ireland broadcasters in July, with a deadline of July 25. In response to a question, La Liga head […]

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