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ESPN's direct-to-consumer offering, ESPN+, has seen a dip in subscriptions from 25.3 million in the prior quarter ending April 1 to 25.2 million subscribers as of July 1

Disney is considering selling an equity stake in ESPN and is "open-minded" in finding a strategic partner, according to its chief executive officer Bob Iger

The Walt Disney Company has extended chief executive officer Bob Iger's contract through the end of the 2026 calendar year

Walt Disney Company has posted a 7-per-cent reduction in linear networks revenue for the most recent quarter due to falls across both domestic and international channels, as ESPN’s streaming service, E…

US financial services company Ally has agreed a multi-year marketing deal with the Walt Disney Company focusing on the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) college sports organisation that is designed to advance…

Walt Disney Company chief executive Bob Iger has said that the company is "not considering a spin-off" of its flagship sports broadcaster ESPN during the question and answer portion of Disney's first-quarter…

Nike executive chairman Mark Parker has been named the chairman of the board by ESPN parent the Walt Disney Co

MLB club finalizes alternate plan after hurricane damage to existing facility

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Adam Davis, managing director of North America for Two Circles. Fisher and Russo also discuss Merritt Paulson’s move to sell the National Women’s Soccer League’s Portland Thorns, the National Basketball Association’s embrace of new sources of team investor capital, accelerated plans to expand the College Football Playoff, Major League Baseball’s sale of its BAMTech equity stake, the Boston Red Sox’s jersey patch sale, and the departure of Lenny Daniels from Warner Bros. Discovery.

ESPN parent completes series of transactions for streaming technology entity

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Josh Rawitch, president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Fisher and Russo also discuss Glazer family’s move to consider selling Premier League giants Manchester United, initial business results from the start of the 2022 men’s Fifa World Cup, Bob Iger’s return to lead the Walt Disney Co. and the impact on ESPN, revived dealmaking in youth sports, and Major League Baseball’s offseason free agency period.

Sports network to have prominent role in shaping new direction for parent company

Longtime company executive returns to the helm as Chapek is forced out just months after signing a contract extension

Kellogg-owned snack brand expands its college football bowl sponsorships

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Jesse Cole, owner of the Savannah Bananas. Fisher and Russo also discuss the still-turbulent world of sports streaming amid a new batch of third-quarter earnings reports, the strategic merger between Major League Pickleball and the Vibe Pickleball League, the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX that has led to a bankruptcy filing and dissolution of some sports sponsorships, the National Basketball Association’s move to heighten its strategic investment activity, and deepened chaos for prominent social media platform Twitter under new owner Elon Musk.

Streaming subscribers continue to grow for ESPN parent, but so do operating losses

Suite of channels including ESPN had gone dark on satellite service, Sling TV

The Walt Disney Co. is "working very hard" on creating an ESPN sports betting app in the United States, the company's chief executive Bob Chapek has disclosed