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Monday, May 27, 2024

Disney CEO Open to Selling Stake in ESPN

  • Disney CEO Bob Iger said he's open to selling stakes in Disney's linear and digital channels in an interview with CNBC.
  • Legal Complications with Dan Snyder could pose a roadblock for the sale of the Washington Commanders.
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In an era of cord-cutting, Disney CEO Bob Iger is exploring selling stakes in Disney’s linear and digital channels — including ESPN. Senior writer Mike McCarthy joins us to break down Iger’s position — and why he thinks Iger is showing his hand with the announcement. We also hear from Senior Reporter A.J. Perez on a potential holdup with the Washington Commanders sale.

Plus, ESPN Tennis commentator Patrick McEnroe joins us from Wimbledon to give us a sneak peek of this weekend’s finals, whether or not sports documentaries like Netflix’s “Break Point” can turn your average tennis player into a household name, and why we haven’t seen a American tennis player at the top of the standings in well over a decade.

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