Disney expects to lose $150 million from terminating licensing deals with Netflix this year.
ESPN has lost about two million domestic subscribers over the past 12 months, according to Disney’s annual report, but added more than one million for its OTT service ESPN+.
The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment has announced that ESPN+, the multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from DTCI in collaboration with ESPN, has surpassed one million paying subscribers in just over five months since its April 2018 launch.
Bob Iger has shed some light on Disney’s plans to launch its own SVOD service rather than licensing its content to third parties such as Netflix.
German Bundesliga football club FC Bayern Munich has announced its first international content sharing agreement with US sports broadcaster ESPN.
Facebook will launch a new VR app Oculus TV with content from ESPN+, Hulu, and Pluto TV at the end of the month.
The Walt Disney Company and Twitter signed a new agreement to create live content and advertising opportunities from across the entire Disney portfolio on the Twitter platform.
The new ESPN App has launched and now includes ESPN+, the direct-to-consumer premium subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International group, in partnership with ESPN.
James Pitaro has been appointed president of ESPN and co-chair, Disney Media Networks.
ESPN Films documentaries will be available to viewers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa on streaming service ESPN Player.