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Fubo is suing Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery over their recently announced joint venture sports streaming platform, calling the move an "extreme suppression of competition in the US sports-focused streaming market", according to a copy of the lawsuit.
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The streaming platform that Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery will jointly launch later this year is, experts say, effectively a part-migration of the bundle from cable to streaming.
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The National Basketball Association’s next round of domestic rights deals seems certain to look very different to those of the last two decades, as streaming technology and changing user behaviour drive change in the US media market at an unprecedented pace.
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Disney is still searching for a strategic partner for ESPN and is fully set on taking the sports property entirely direct-to-consumer as it posted an operating income increase of 16 per cent to $987m (€922m) i…
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Disney has outlined a new financial reporting structure following the reorganisation of the company into three segments earlier this year, when ESPN and sports were separated from the entertainment divisions
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The streaming aspect of the deal between Disney and cable company Charter Communications may have set the groundwork for future deals involving other carriers and networks.
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Disney and Charter Communications have announced a new multi-year distribution deal that restores select Disney stations, including ESPN, to Spectrum's customers
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Disney has moved to put the pressure on Charter Spectrum to end their carriage dispute, highlighting two major sporting events that will not be available to the latter's customers

SportBusiness Media takes a deep dive into the numbers driving the commercial success of the US Open, which concludes on Sunday.
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Telecommunications company Verizon has emerged as a potential strategic partner for Disney as it looks to launch an all-in-one streaming service and leave cable television
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ESPN's direct-to-consumer offering, ESPN+, has seen a dip in subscriptions from 25.3 million in the prior quarter ending April 1 to 25.2 million subscribers as of July 1
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Disney is considering selling an equity stake in ESPN and is "open-minded" in finding a strategic partner, according to its chief executive officer Bob Iger

Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery are in line to renew their Uefa Champions League rights deals across Latin America and Brazil, respectively, SportBusiness understands

Warner Bros Discovery is set to acquire exclusive rights to the Uefa Champions League in Brazil for the upcoming three-season cycle, agreeing to pay an uplift should its deal in principle be finalised as expected.
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The NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship – considered one of the most undervalued properties in American sports – is focused on maximising the property’s value from the 2024-25 season, which opens the door to possibly unbundling the rights.

The Disney Group, the exclusive broadcast rights-holder of LaLiga in Brazil, has called for immediate “solutions to the hateful racism that stains Spanish football” following the abuse suffered by Rea…
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The third edition of the XFL, a spring alternative American football league, has underperformed in its opening broadcasts of the season. The league holds a broadcast deal with Disney and ESPN
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The National Hockey League, domestic rights-holder ESPN and Disney Channel have created a first-ever live, animated NHL game telecast that will feature the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers on March…