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Ratings on the Rise

The 2020 men’s sports calendar was marked by declining ratings — and college football was no exception. But to say that ratings bounced back during this season’s Week 1 would be a major understatement. 

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Disney Folding Hotstar into ESPN+, Hulu in U.S.

Disney is folding its Hotstar streaming service into ESPN+ and Hulu in the U.S. It will remain a standalone service in India.

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Disney Contemplates Combining Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu

Disney CEO Bob Chapek indicated that the company has considered combining Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu into a single offering.

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Disney Buys NHL’s Stake In Its Streaming Tech Company

Disney is buying the NHL’s stake of Disney Streaming Services after the league triggered an option to sell in early August.

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Disney Expanding Sports Reach Beyond ESPN

Disney could use its unique blend of sports rights, media properties and distribution channels to bring in streaming subscribers.

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NFL Stays on Offense with New Media

The NFL is not resting after securing $113 billion in media deals, inking a new deal with Twitter and exploring new investor opportunities.

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Apple Interested In NFL Sunday Ticket Rights

Apple is interested in acquiring the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket. Disney is also looking at the out-of-market games property.

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ViacomCBS Gets Upfront Ad Sales Boost from Sports

ViacomCBS closed out its ad sales with much of its growth attributed to sports. The company is paying handsomely to show NFL games.

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NBA Eyes Midseason Tournament, $75B Media Deal

The NBA is pushing the idea of a midseason tournament as it seeks to triple the value of its broadcast rights.

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Sports Driving Force Behind Disney’s Revenue Boost

Disney released its finalized upfront negotiations, showcasing its dedication to streaming sports and the advertising revenue that follows.

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