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Disney ups BAMTech stake in strategic SVOD move

Disney will pay US$1.58 billion (€1.34 billion) to up its stake in video streaming technology firm BAMTech, is it prepares to make a major push into the SVOD market and cut ties with Netflix. Disney will acquire an additional 42% in BAMTech, as part of an accelerated move to take a controlling ownership of the […]

Amazon ‘exploring’ live sports offering

Amazon is weighing up plans to break into the world of live sports streaming, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. According to the Journal, citing unnamed sources, the e-retailer has been in talks with US sports organisations including the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and the National Football League for rights […]

Viasat Broadcasting secures MLB World Series

ESPN Media Distribution has licensed the rights to air Major League Baseball’s World Series in the Nordic region to Modern Times Group’s Viasat Broadcasting. Viasat will have the rights to air the 2015 championship on its platform along with the rights to ESPN’s ews and highlights show Baseball Tonight. Viasat will broadcast all games of […]

ESPN signs record international MLB deal

Sports broadcaster ESPN has extended its agreement with Major Legaue Baseball (MLB) in a deal reported to be worth in the region of US$5.6 billion (€4.5 billion) over eight years. The deal, which runs from 2014 to 2021 covers rights for the US, Europe, Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East, Africa, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific […]