Disney Teaming Up With Rivals to Completely Change Streaming!

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If there is one thing that we can be certain of, it’s that streaming apps are taking over. It seems that nearly every studio has its own streaming service — Disney, Fox, Max (HBO), Discovery, Paramount, and so many more. A lot of people are finding it more convenient (and cheaper) to pay for streaming services that focus on shows they enjoy.

The Walt Disney Company is a massive entertainment studio, and it doesn’t just own one streaming service. Disney owns Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and several others around the world.

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For months, Disney CEO Bob Iger has been honest about Disney’s struggles with its streaming services, especially Disney+. Iger has cut the budget of nearly every Disney+ show, and has canceled many others. However, he has also said that the company is actively looking for a partner to help them bring ESPN+ to the next level.

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Now, it looks like Disney wants to try to change the sports streaming game altogether.

According to multiple reports, Disney is teaming up with Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery to create the ultimate streaming app. That means that subscribers will be able to watch amazing sports content from ESPN, TNT, and Fox Sports all in one place.

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Per TheWrap:

The service will be launched in the fall, with each media giant owning one-third of the company, having equal board representation and licensing their sports content to the joint venture on a non-exclusive basis. The venture would have its own independent management team.

The offering will provide subscribers with access to content from linear sports networks including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SECN, ACCN, ESPNEWS, ABC, FOX, FS1, FS2, BTN, TNT, TBS, truTV, as well as ESPN+. Content will include the NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, College Sports, UFC, PGA TOUR Golf, Grand Slam Tennis, the FIFA World Cup, Cycling and much more.

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Subscribers to the new app will also have the option to bundle Disney+ and Hulu.

Iger was thrilled with the new merger, calling it, “a significant moment for Disney and ESPN.” David Zaslav — the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery — said that the move “exemplifies” Hollywood’s ability to come together to give consumers newer and better experiences.

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Typically, these companies want to create their own streaming services and make them more popular than their competitors. So, this team-up between three studio giants is a huge step forward in terms of what streaming could become.

At this time, no pricing details have been revealed, and we do not yet have a name for this new live sports app. Disney Dining will keep readers updated as we learn more about this new, game-changing app.

Are you excited to hear about this new, ultimate app for sports fans? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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