Department of Justice Plans to Harrass the Walt Disney Company Over New Streaming Deal

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Fresh on the heels of an announced partnership with Epic Games and a brand new sports streaming service, The Walt Disney Company found itself in the crosshairs of frantic Wendy’s Chairman Nelson Peltz and now the Department of Justice.

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Peltz, who described the move by Disney, 21st Century FOX, and Warner Bros to start their own sports streaming service, as “frenetic” and “confused,” also stated they were no “substitute for a well-considered corporate strategy” in a strongly written correspondence to Disney investors.

According to Peltz’s Trian Fund Management, which holds a $3.5 billion dollar stake in the company, Disney’s latest announcement is nothing short of “spaghetti on the wall” or an “attempt to distract investors from waning stock.”

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On par with his best efforts to unblind the public from what Peltz believes to be Disney’s attempt at diverting attention from Wall Street in New York, it seems that the joint agreement with Fox Broadcasting Company and Warner Brothers has now caught the attention of another entity, this one belongs to the federal government.

The Walt Disney Company Promises Sports Streaming

The Walt Disney Company, which typically enjoys a vast conglomerate of businesses, has positioned itself to be a new face in revolutionizing the sports streaming landscape with its groundbreaking initiatives.

In a bold move, Disney has strategically placed sports broadcasting in its sights, along with 21st Century Fox and WB. The plan currently is to dominate the sports media industry by entering into a game-changing sports streaming deal.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger has never been one to shy away from new ventures, and with the news last week of a partnership between Disney, Century Fox, and Warner Bros, bringing sports networks to Disney fans is next on his list.

This visionary partnership will undoubtedly shape the future of how fans engage with their favorite sporting events, and not just at Walt Disney World, but is it fair?

The Powerhouse: Walt Disney Company

As one of the world’s most prominent entertainment conglomerates, the Walt Disney Company has consistently pushed boundaries and set new standards across various industries. With its vast portfolio encompassing media networks, film studios, theme parks, and more, Disney has now turned its attention to revolutionizing the sports streaming industry.

In recent years, streaming has become the preferred mode of consuming entertainment content, including sports. The NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, and more are in constant demand, leading many services like Hulu, Amazon, and Peacock to adapt contracts for rights to different sports events.

Related: Disney+ To Break Records, Become Most Popular Streaming Service in the World

 Recognizing this trend, Disney has astutely identified the enormous potential in the sports streaming market. By capitalizing on the growing popularity of streaming platforms, Disney aims to redefine how sports fans experience their favorite games and events.

Disney, who owns ESPN, an arm that just renewed broadcasting rights to the SEC and the College Football Playoff, will now become a significant player in the race to stream sports.

The Groundbreaking Sports Streaming Deal

In a groundbreaking move, the Walt Disney Company has entered into a transformative sports streaming deal. Details regarding the specific terms and partners involved in the agreement are still under wraps, but industry insiders anticipate that this game-changing deal will significantly shape the future landscape of sports broadcasting.

Central to this deal is Disney’s commitment to providing a comprehensive sports streaming experience for fans worldwide. By leveraging its extensive media networks, the Walt Disney Company aims to bring together an impressive array of sports content under one platform. Expect to enjoy a wide range of sports events, including live games, highlights, analysis, and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

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This alliance between Disney and key partners in the sports industry has the potential to revolutionize how fans access and engage with sports content. By consolidating diverse sports offerings into a single streaming platform, fans will enjoy unparalleled convenience and access. Say goodbye to the era of multiple subscriptions and fragmented content; with this deal, sports enthusiasts will relish the simplicity of a unified and immersive sports streaming experience.

The Walt Disney Company’s foray into the sports streaming market is emblematic of its commitment to innovation and staying ahead of the curve. As streaming services are gradually superseding technology advances, traditional cable and satellite subscriptions. By seizing this opportunity, Disney is well-positioned to shape the future of sports media consumption, setting a new benchmark for sports streaming platforms.

The Department of Justice is Watching The Walt Disney Company

No matter how groundbreaking the news of a joint business venture with 21st Century Fox and Warner Bros is, it has attracted unwanted attention, and not just from Peltz.

According to Bloomberg Law, the Department of Justice now plans to scrutinize Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros’ sports streaming deal.

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Citing unfair competitive practices and concerns that the new deal for streaming sports networks could “harm consumers, sports leagues, and rivals,” the Justice Department will “examine the terms of the deal when it is finalized” by the Walt Disney Company.

The conglomerate would give the newly formed venture access to ESPN, Fox Sports Regional Networks, the College Football Playoff, the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, and the FIFA World Cup.

Obviously, one could make an argument that outside of the NFL, having premiere access to these types of sporting events through venture sports networks could certainly pose a problem for cable sports programming businesses.

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However, the sports bundle plans to move forward with the new deal, citing an appeal to younger audiences, despite the commitment from the Justice Department to take a close look at the inner workings of a finalized agreement.

The Walt Disney Company’s landmark sports streaming deal is set to redefine the sports media landscape and elevate the streaming experience for fans alongside Fox and Warner Bros. With its unparalleled expertise and vast resources, which makes competition with the mega-entertainment company difficult, Disney aims to provide a comprehensive and immersive sports streaming platform that will captivate and delight sports enthusiasts across the globe.

About Michael Arnold

Michael is a father, husband, and an Army Veteran. Michael spends his weekends at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando checking out new merchandise and food. Michael is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has an education background in Public Health. You can find Michael riding Pirates of the Caribbean over and over again or binge watching new Marvel and Star Wars content. Han shot first. Thor is the strongest Avenger. Roll Tide and Wash Your Hands!

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