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Warner, Fox, Disney to Launch Streaming Sports Joint Venture

Posted on 2/6/24 at 3:46 pm
Posted by RLDSC FAN
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Member since Nov 2008
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Posted on 2/6/24 at 3:46 pm
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It’s a game-changer.

Fox Corp., Warner Bros. Discovery and Disney are set to launch a new streaming joint venture that will make all of their sports programming available under a single broadband roof, a move that will put content from ESPN, TNT and Fox Sports on a new standalone app and, in the process, likely shake up the world of TV sports.

The three media giants are slated to launch the new service in the fall. Subscribers would get access to linear sports networks including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SECN, ACCN, ESPNEWS, ABC, Fox, FS1, FS2, BTN, TNT, TBS, truTV and ESPN+. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

Each company would own one third of the new outlet and license their sports content to it on a non-exclusive basis. The service would have a new brand and an independent management team. The concept surfaces as traditional media companies are grappling with the migration of sports — the last TV format that generates steady crowds and sustained ratings — to streaming venues.



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Posted by The Boat
Member since Oct 2008
164011 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 3:48 pm to
Can they ever make streaming as "live" as cable or over the air? That's the only thing I care about. Can't stand streaming games 2 minutes behind live action.
Posted by OU Guy
Member since Feb 2022
7947 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 3:48 pm to
So, a cable company. Back to the future
Posted by Bunk Moreland
Member since Dec 2010
52892 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 3:49 pm to
I have boomer Comcast and my NFL playoff feeds have been at least a minute behind real-time.
Posted by The Boat
Member since Oct 2008
164011 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 3:51 pm to
You can't shitpost in game threads while streaming. The only time I've seen streaming as fast as cable or over the air was the fox sports app during the 2022 world cup.
Posted by ShaneTheLegLechler
Member since Dec 2011
60106 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 3:56 pm to
I’m sure this will be exorbitantly expensive
Posted by Zap Rowsdower
MissLou, La
Member since Sep 2010
13200 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 4:07 pm to
So Hulu, but for only sports, and NBCU is the odd man out this time.
This post was edited on 2/6/24 at 4:15 pm
Posted by Dairy Sanders
Member since Apr 2022
653 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 4:08 pm to
Very interesting.

Depends on the pricing and if they can get CBS and NBC onboard.
Posted by Allthatfades
Mississippi
Member since Aug 2014
6675 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 4:22 pm to
There’s no telling what this will cost. I wouldn’t think a penny less than $50 a month.
Posted by Sterling Archer
Austin
Member since Aug 2012
7284 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 4:27 pm to
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I wouldn’t think a penny less than $50 a month.



That feels right but also too expensive at the same time. A lot of people just have cable (including YTV) for watching sports. If they get the pricing right, I have to believe there will be a good amount of subscribers that would do it.
Posted by WildcatMike
Lexington, KY
Member since Dec 2005
41519 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 4:28 pm to
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can get CBS and NBC onboard.


You know, you can get those channels over the air for free with rabbit ears.

If this service is around what I am paying for YouTube TV $60/month or lower…than I am in. All I watch is sports and regular YouTube for my viewing.
Posted by LSUminati
Member since Jan 2017
3348 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 4:39 pm to
This + Internet would be all I need. Would say goodbye to Youtube TV at that point. I barely watch NFL enough as it is.
Posted by Dairy Sanders
Member since Apr 2022
653 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 4:39 pm to
I know but you can't get their sports networks and if you aren't near a tv and have a device you can still watch them if they were on this streaming service.
Posted by OhioLSUfan
Columbus, OH
Member since Oct 2007
1275 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 4:44 pm to
The business gurus on CNBC said their guess is $30-$40.
Posted by SeaBass23
VA
Member since Jul 2019
1582 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 4:54 pm to
The one thing that I don’t like about watching sports on a streaming app is it is difficult to flip between games. If I want to flip to another game it takes awhile for the stream to load or is difficult to navigate in the app.

Posted by WildcatMike
Lexington, KY
Member since Dec 2005
41519 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 4:55 pm to
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$30-$40.


Game changer if that is the cost.
Posted by WildcatMike
Lexington, KY
Member since Dec 2005
41519 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 4:56 pm to
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The one thing that I don’t like about watching sports on a streaming app is it is difficult to flip between games. If I want to flip to another game it takes awhile for the stream to load or is difficult to navigate in the app.


If they have the multi view screens like YouTube TV would fix that.
Posted by TigerFanatic99
South Bend, Indiana
Member since Jan 2007
27455 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 5:26 pm to
So if ESPN+ is moving to a separate app, Disney's going to drop the price on their bundle, right?




















Right?
Posted by RLDSC FAN
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Member since Nov 2008
51378 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 5:26 pm to
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@AndrewBrandt

Antitrust lawyers’ antenna up..
Posted by Keys Open Doors
In hiding with Tupac & XXXTentacion
Member since Dec 2008
31890 posts
Posted on 2/6/24 at 5:42 pm to
If it’s 30-40 bucks, that is competitive.

Rabbit ears have been strange. I set up an antenna at my parents’ house because of the absurd situation between NBC and DirecTV, and while NBC and Fox come out perfectly fine, ABC and CBS don’t show up.

I’m not sure why, and since they have DirecTV, it doesn’t matter. But it’s something strange I’ve noticed.
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