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ESPN parent company Disney said it is seeing increased user consumption and advertiser interest in its entertainment properties while the US sports industry remains at a standstill due to the ongoing Covid-19…

Disney is launching its Disney Plus OTT service in India on March 29, to coincide with the start of the Indian Premier League cricket season

The chief sports media-rights buyer for the Asian Fox Sports pay-television channels, Craig Dobbs, in December became the latest in a series of senior departures from the business

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (Cade), the competition regulator, has ruled that the planned acquisition of 21st Century Fox by the Walt Disney Company will be subjected to a review.

Sanjay Gupta has left his position as managing director of pay-television broadcaster Star India and the Indian division of its parent company Disney to take up a new role at internet firm Google

The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), Mexico’s antitrust regulator, has agreed to hand Disney and Fox Sports a six-month extension to sell its sports assets in Mexico.

Incremental rights fee increases for cricket’s Indian Premier League and World Cup, as well as a lukewarm advertising market, have been cited as reasons for pay-television broadcaster Star India suffering a…

The Walt Disney Company has announced details of a $12.99 (€11.61) bundle that will provide access to the Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu streaming services.
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Sinclair Broadcasting Group has confirmed the acquisition of 21 Fox regional sports networks from US media giant Disney in a deal worth $10.6bn (€9.5bn).
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Sinclair Broadcasting Group is on the brink of acquiring 21 Fox regional sports networks from Disney in a deal worth more than $10bn (€8.94bn).

US technology company Amazon is reportedly in talks to join Sinclair Broadcast Group’s bid to acquire the former Fox regional sports networks being sold off by the Walt Disney Company.

The quest to purchase the former Fox regional sports networks has taken yet another twist with reports that Major League Baseball has teamed up with Liberty Media Group to buy the assets, which are worth…
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The Walt Disney Company has completed its acquisition of the majority of 21st Century Fox’s assets, with the remainder - including Fox Sports - now spun off into a new company, the Fox Corporation.

Mexico’s antitrust regulator, IFT, has ordered Disney to sell the Fox Sports channel in the country and its associated media rights within the next six months as a condition of its approval of the company’s $71…
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A number of US media and technology companies have teamed up with smart-television company Vizio to form a consortium to develop technical standards to support the delivery of tailored advertising to households, potentially …

Brazil’s antitrust regulator Cade has approved Walt Disney Company’s $71.3bn (€62.9bn)
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Major League Baseball's owners are backing commissioner Rob Manfred's plan to buy  21 of the 22 regional sports networks currently up for auction. Disney is selling the RSNs a condition of its $71.
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Disney has attracted three second-round bids for the regional sports networks it needs to unload as part of its $71.3bn (€62.2bn) takeover of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets.

Major League Baseball franchise the New York Yankees is reportedly in talks with e-commerce giant Amazon and US media company Sinclair Broadcast Group about a partnership to secure control of its regional…

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has suggested the league could participate in the bidding process for the 22 Regional Sports Networks that are being divested as part of the asset takeover deal between Disney…
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US sports broadcaster ESPN lost around two million subscribers in the 2018 financial year, according to new figures released by parent company Disney
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Amazon has made its biggest and boldest move into live sports broadcasting by joining the bidding for all of the 22 Regional Sports Networks that Disney acquired from 21st Century Fox but has been forced …
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Media group Disney has named Russell Wolff as executive vice-president and general manager of ESPN+, its direct-to-consumer video service which launched in April

“New Fox” has emerged as the front-runner to buy back the regional US sports networks it will sell to Disney, a move that would protect its position as a leading sports broadcaster in the country.
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ESPN+, Disney's sports streaming service, has gained more than one million paying subscribers in its first five months, the company announced on Thursday.

The UK’s Takeover Panel has today (Thursday) confirmed that US media company Disney may have to offer a minimum of £14 (€16/$18.5) per share to acquire pan-European pay-television broadcaster Sky. T
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The shareholders of media companies Disney and 21st Century Fox have voted to approve the former’s deal to acquire a host of Fox assets.
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European pay-television broadcaster Sky has today (Thursday) reported a five per cent increase in group revenues in its annual financial results, as US media companies 21st Century Fox and Comcast continue …
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US media company Comcast has today (Thursday) announced it will end its pursuit of the assets 21st Century Fox has agreed to sell to the Walt Disney Company in favour of concentrating on its takeover bid…