Tag Archives: ESPN

Disney CEO reveals more details about new OTT service

Disney CEO Bob Iger shared some details about the upcoming streaming service that the company plans to launch late next year. The executive said the OTT will have a lower volume of content than Netflix but also it will cost less. The service will include upcoming theatrical releases such as Captain Marvel and the next [...]

RedeTV! to air the Premier League

Brazilian broadcaster RedeTV! announced that it will air one game per week of the Premier League, one of the most important soccer tournaments in the world. The deal includes games of the 2018/2019 season. RedeTV! signed a sub-licensing agreement with ESPN, which has the rights for pay TV for the next four years. The English [...]

ESPN renews rights to UEFA Champions League

ESPN International has retained the broadcast rights to the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Europe League in Spanish-speaking Latin America until the 2020-21 seasons, the company said in a press release. The deal includes all media rights for the region. ESPN will broadcast 71 Champions League matches per season under the new [...]

ESPN and FC Bayern Munich sign content sharing deal

ESPN has reached an agreement with FC Bayern Munich for rights to use and share content directly from the German Bundesliga club across its digital and linear platforms. Through this agreement, Bayern Munich will make available its content behind-the-scenes video, access-driven features, pre- and post-match reports, press briefings, team travelogue, and more for [...]

ESPN airs first live sporting event in 4K

ESPN became the first sports broadcaster to air a live sporting event in 4K in Latin America with the UEFA Champions League semi final between Liverpool and Roma, the company announced is a press release. The game, played on Tuesday, April 24, was available on DirecTV (channel 4000) in Argentina and Peru. The final of [...]

Fox and ESPN dominate pay TV sport channels in Latin America

According to Dataxis estimations, Fox Sports and ESPN respectively reach a global penetration of 34% and 31% over the total number of TV households in Latin America for 2017. In all the countries studied, except in Brazil and Venezuela, ESPN and Fox Sports have the highest penetration rates among all sport Pay TV channels. These [...]

ESPN+ OTT service to launch April 12 in the U.S

ESPN announced that it will launch its new direct-to-consumer OTT service, ESPN+, on April 12 in the United States, with a subscription price of USD4.99 per month. It will include live sports, original content and a library of on-demand programming. The services live sports lineup includes games of MLB, NHL, MLS Games, top rank boxing, [...]

Disney restructures business, creates streaming video unit

Walt Disney Company announced a reorganization of its businesses into four segments, including a new unit for its streaming video and international businesses, chaired by Kevin Mayer, who has served as Disneys Chief Strategy Officer since 2015. This new division will oversee the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is scheduled to be launched in [...]

Disney reveals new details of its OTT strategy

Disney plans to launch its own streaming service in the United States in 2019, which will feature content from Pixar and Marvel studios. During the Code Media conference, held over the course of this week, Disneys chief strategy officer, Kevin Mayer, spoke about the company’s plans for the streaming market, which include investments in Hulu, [...]

ESPN secures pay TV rights in Latin America for ATP World Tour 500 tournaments

ESPN, ATP and ATP Media have reached a multi-year agreement for broadcast rights throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean to all thirteen ATP World Tour 500 events. The new agreement includes full exclusivity for pay TV and co-exclusive digital rights alongside the ATPs online streaming service. The announcement was made by Tim Bunnell, senior [...]