Disney gets federal approval for its purchase of BAMTech

(Patrick) #1

Part of the reason for its increased stake was to launch over the top services for ESPN and Disney content. Since the move, Disney announced it would pull its movies from Netflix and house them on its in-house streaming service. ESPN is also preparing to launch its direct-to-consumer over the top product in 2018.

While it won’t have the same games as the linear ESPN, it will have 10,000 regional, national, and international events, including MLB and NHL content that are streamed through BAMTech and MLS games, tennis and college sports.

(Chris) #2

Notice how Amazon is moving forward. Is this a prelude for what’s to come here with our major sports?