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Disney, Fox and WB join forces to end “ridiculous” cost of sports

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Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros. Discovery have unveiled plans to introduce a comprehensive sports streaming platform, slated for release later this year.

This initiative marks an extraordinary alliance in the media industry, aiming to cater to the burgeoning demand for sports content in the digital realm.

The announcement promises a one-stop destination for sports enthusiasts, consolidating offerings from a diverse array of networks, including ESPN, Fox, and more.

The platform is set to encompass a wide spectrum of sporting events, spanning major professional leagues such as the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, alongside niche sports like NASCAR, golf, and tennis.

Sports revolution

CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav, expressed excitement about the venture, emphasising its potential to revolutionise the consumption of sports content.

“This new sports service exemplifies our ability as an industry to drive innovation and provide consumers with more choice, enjoyment, and value,” Zaslav stated.

Under the joint venture, each of the three conglomerates will hold an equal one-third ownership stake.

Details regarding the platform’s name and pricing structure are yet to be disclosed, heightening anticipation among eager consumers.

Linear networks

Notably, the platform will integrate offerings from 15 linear networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, SEC Network, and ABC, among others.

Subscribers will also have the option to bundle the sports streaming service with existing platforms like Disney+ and Hulu, further enhancing the value proposition.

Lachlan Murdoch, CEO and Executive Chair of Fox, underscored the significance of the service for fervent sports fans, envisioning it as a comprehensive solution outside the traditional cable bundle.

“We believe the service will provide passionate fans…an array of amazing sports content all in one place,” Murdoch commented.

The timing of this announcement coincides with negotiations for the renewal of NBA broadcasting rights, underscoring the strategic positioning of the involved parties in the competitive landscape.

Evolving dynamics

Disney’s forthcoming direct-to-consumer product, in conjunction with ESPN’s ambitions, underscores the industry’s evolving dynamics.

In a statement, Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, hailed the launch of the sports streaming service as a pivotal moment for both Disney and ESPN, emphasizing its role in reshaping the media landscape.

“This means the full suite of ESPN channels will be available to consumers alongside the sports programming of other industry leaders as part of a differentiated sports-centric service,” Iger remarked.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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Can U.S. Moon lander Odysseus recover from it’s dormancy?

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The U.Ss moon lander Odysseus has gone dormant just a week after its somewhat lopsided touchdown on the lunar surface.

The mission, which aimed to conduct various experiments and collect valuable data, encountered an unexpected setback as the spacecraft’s systems initiated a dormant state.

Engineers and scientists at the space agency are working around the clock to analyze the situation and determine the cause of this unforeseen development.

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Trump wins disqualification case at U.S. supreme court

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Former President Donald Trump has emerged triumphant in the Colorado ballot disqualification case, as the United States Supreme Court upheld the decision in his favour.

The ruling marks the conclusion of a contentious legal battle that began when Colorado sought to disqualify Trump from its ballot during the previous election.

The Supreme Court, in a close decision, sided with Trump, asserting that the grounds for disqualification lacked substantial evidence and did not meet the necessary legal criteria. #ticker today #featured

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Gen AI is here to stay—so, what skills do you need to remain relevant in the job market?

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Artificial Intelligence has profoundly changed the work force over the last year.

With the rapid adoption of the new technology, experts say employees can keep up with the demands of the changing landscape by learning how to ‘upskill’ or ‘reskill.’

Oz Sultan, the Chief Strategist with the Sultan Interactive Group joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #IN AMERICA TODAY #featured #ai #technology #leadership #jobs

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