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Twitter announces new video partnerships with NBCUniversal and ESPN

Twitter is hosting its Digital Content NewFronts tonight, where it’s unveiling 30 renewals and new content deals — the company says that’s nearly twice as many as it announced last year.

ESPN launches its streaming service ESPN+

ESPN’s subscription streaming service ESPN+ arrives today. In addition to being the sports media giant’s first big push into digital subscriptions, ESPN+ is also parent company Disney&#821

ESPN’s streaming service, ESPN+, to launch April 12

ESPN’s new streaming service, ESPN+, was already expected to arrive this spring. Now we have the launch date: April 12, 2018. The service will cost subscribers $4.99 per month, and offer streami

ESPN’s streaming service will cost $4.99 and launch this spring

In the fall we wrote that ESPN’s new streaming service ESPN Plus would launch in Spring 2018. However details were vague, with pricing unknown and no specific list of what programming would be a

Madden NFL 18 esports are coming to Disney XD and ESPN

With the Super Bowl just a few weeks away, the world of football has some relatively unexpected news. Madden NFL, one of the most popular gaming titles in the world, is going even more mainstream. ESP

ESPN launches a short-form version of SportsCenter on Snapchat

ESPN today announced it’s launching a short-form version of its SportsCenter show on Snapchat, which will kick off today at 5 PM ET. The show will then begin to release new episodes on a twice-d

ESPN’s new streaming service will launch in the spring and be called “ESPN Plus”

Today on Disney’s Q3 earnings call CEO Bob Iger gave a preview of ESPN’s upcoming direct to consumer streaming service. The announcement comes after another disappointing quarter for ESPN

ESPN’s Apple TV app now lets you watch four games at once

ESPN today rolled out a new version of its Apple TV app that introduces the ability to watch four live simultaneous streams which can be displayed on the screen at the same time. The feature takes adv

Don’t ruin streaming by turning it into cable

Technology was going to free us from cable. It’s right there in the phrase “cord cutting” -- a liberation from the bonds of traditional television. This is supposed to be the era of on-demand en

BAMTech valued at $3.75 billion following Disney deal

BAMTech, the company that powers streaming for MLB, HBO, NHL, WWE, and now, Disney’s and ESPN’s upcoming streaming services, is valued at $3.75 billion following Disney’s new investm

Drone Racing League’s new drone will go 0-80 MPH in under a second

The Drone Racing League just unveiled the drone that its pilots will use for the second season, which will again be airing on ESPN starting on June 20th. The drone, called the Racer3, has a top speed

You could become a pilot in the Drone Racing League if you’re good at this racing simulator

Today the Drone Racing League, a league that has a deal with ESPN to broadcast races this season, launched a drone racing simulator game. And perhaps even more interesting, the league will be teamin

Hulu’s live TV streaming service will have channels from Fox & Disney, including ABC, ESPN & more

Hulu said today it has partnered with Disney and 21st Century Fox for its upcoming live TV streaming service, launching next year. The deals involve Fox’s news, entertainment, sports, and other

Tech companies and the global rise of e-sports

The latest sports phenomenon sweeping the globe wasn’t represented at the Olympic Games in Rio; it doesn’t require an intense physical training regimen or even traditional sports equipment. We’r

Twitter scores with NFL deal

With the start of the new NFL season, fans across the U.S. -- indeed, the world -- are turning their attention to who the winners and losers will be, and who’ll be making their way to Super Bowl LI.

ESPN’s fantasy football site isn’t working on the most important day of the season

Update: Service has been restored and ESPN provided us with the following statement: “ESPN Fantasy is restored and we will continue to monitor. We identified a backend data access issue and resolved

A kid held up a sign with his Venmo ID on ESPN and thousands of people sent him money

Each Saturday during the college football season ESPN hosts College GameDay, an pre-game show with a bunch of football experts and hundreds of screaming college kids in the background. Today one of t

University of Florida held the world’s first brain-controlled drone race

Drone races are nothing new. But while they started as an ad-hoc activity within the drone community, the sport has now taken on a life of its own with highly elaborate events and a partnership with E

Drone racing organization IDRA scores broadcast deal with ESPN

Ever hear of first-person drone racing? If not, you're in for a treat. This kinetic and exciting sport, or competition, whatever you want to call it, is growing fast and it looks like ESPN wants a pie

A Look Inside How ESPN Gets Ready For Super Bowl 50

Before it’s made apparent by my remarks, I don’t know jack shit about football. I can watch a game with a Bud Light in hand and unassumingly make my way through a plate of snacks and know
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