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

    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 available. But yesterday on Disney’s earnings call CEO Bob Iger unveiled some more details, including pricing. ESPN Plus will cost $4.99 per month, and be available “this spring”. Read More

  • Madden NFL 18 esports are coming to Disney XD and ESPN

    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. ESPN2 and Disney XD will broadcast Madden e-sports tournaments thanks to a new deal inked by EA, Disney, and the NFL. Madden NFL 18 is one of the top ten best-selling games in the last 12 months, and… Read More

  • ESPN launches a short-form version of SportsCenter on Snapchat

    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-daily basis, at 5 AM and 5 PM on weekdays and once, at 5 AM, on weekends. The launch will make SportsCenter the first-ever daily sports show on Snapchat’s platform. The move comes at a time… Read More

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

    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 advantage of Apple TV’s multicasting support – something that a few other apps have already introduced, including most recently, ABC News. MLB At Bat had also rolled out a split… Read More

  • Don’t ruin streaming by turning it into cable

    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 entertainment, when we don’t have to subscribe to some bloated cable package in order to get the content we want. But the golden age of television has yet to meet its… Read More

  • BAMTech valued at $3.75 billion following Disney deal

    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 investment. This afternoon, Disney announced it would acquire an additional 42 percent stake in the streaming infrastructure provider for $1.58 billion. The company last year had invested $1 billion… Read More

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

    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 of 85 MPH, and can go from 0-80 MPH in under one second. They also have 210 LED lights for pilot identification and visibility to the audience. The Racer3 will also have a hard shell to protect… Read More

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

    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 teaming up with Bud Light to host Drone Racing League tryouts on the simulator, with the winner receiving a $75,000 contract to compete in the 2017 season. The simulator itself is pretty basic… Read More

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

    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 properties, along with Disney’s portfolio of networks from is ABC Television Group and ESPN, among other things. In total, the two agreements will bring more than 35 TV networks to… Read More

  • Tech companies and the global rise of e-sports Crunch Network

    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’re talking about e-sports — competitive video gaming — and the opportunities for huge windfalls for players and advertisers are immense. But the real money up for grabs here… Read More

  • Twitter scores with NFL deal Crunch Network

    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. With plenty of interactive and innovative ways for fans to get involved, perhaps the most exciting news for sports fans is the NFL’s deal with Twitter to live stream 10 games… Read More

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

    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 as quickly as possible. The issue did not impact data for teams, leagues or rosters. We sincerely apologize to all ESPN fantasy users.” As if the rising popularity of daily fantasy… Read More

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

    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 those screaming college kids was Sam Crowder, a student who brilliantly decided to hold up a sign with his Venmo username asking his mom to send him beer money. Cue the Internet, and instead of… Read More

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

    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 ESPN. Read More

  • Drone racing organization IDRA scores broadcast deal with ESPN

    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 piece. The sports network signed a deal with the International Drone Racing Association today that could help bring races to the mainstream. Read More

  • A Look Inside How ESPN Gets Ready For Super Bowl 50

    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 when the right time to yell at the ref or give a high five is, but eh it’s not my thing. What I was really interested in when I rolled into ESPN’s Marina Green mobile studio in San… Read More

  • How To Stream Super Bowl 50 This Sunday

    How To Stream Super Bowl 50 This Sunday

    So you decided to finally ditch your cable package this year. Great! But now the Super Bowl is rolling around and you’re wondering how you’re going to watch Cam Newton dab all afternoon? Luckily, we’ve put together a guide of all the ways you can stream the big game. CBS, the network that is broadcasting Super Bowl 50 this year, is streaming the game for free across a bevy… Read More

  • ESPN’s Removal From YouTube Complete, Only Empty Channels Remain

    ESPN’s Removal From YouTube Complete, Only Empty Channels Remain

    All of the content across ESPN’s top channels is now gone from YouTube, following the video removals that began last week, in the wake of the YouTube Red deal. Though parent company Disney has a deal with YouTube for its new subscription service, the sports network can’t participate due to rights issues surrounding its content. And because YouTube’s creators have to agree… Read More

  • YouTube Red Deal Forces ESPN To Pull Its Videos From YouTube

    YouTube Red Deal Forces ESPN To Pull Its Videos From YouTube

    The fallout from YouTube Red, its forthcoming ad-free subscription service, is already underway. Today, the majority of ESPN’s video content has been pulled off of YouTube in the US, as the sports network currently can’t participate in the YouTube Red service due to rights issues surrounding its content. Though TechCrunch can now confirm that parent company Disney does have a… Read More

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