The landscape of broadcasting sporting events is on the brink of a transformative change that could affect millions of fans worldwide. As per a recent press report, US media conglomerates including Walt Disney, ESPN, Warner, and FOX have embarked on a collaborative project to launch a new streaming service. The anticipated start date of this innovative service is set for the autumn of 2024.
The planned streaming service promises to deliver a comprehensive sports viewing experience. It aims to cover major US professional leagues such as NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. Furthermore, viewers can also look forward to the Football World Cup broadcasts as part of the service’s offerings.
What sets this service apart is its customer-centric approach. Unlike the traditional method where viewers had to figure out which provider will broadcast a particular sporting event, the new service eradicates this inconvenience. The necessity for multiple subscriptions to various streaming services is also eliminated since all content will be aggregated and delivered from this single source!
While the name of the streaming service is yet to be disclosed, it is confirmed that the service will be accessible through its dedicated app. As of now, it remains unclear if the app will be available to users in Europe. However, the news of a possible integration with Disney+ and Hulu has sparked hope among fans. Further details regarding pricing and other specifics will be announced in due course.
Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, expressed his excitement about the project, labelling it as a “big win for sports fans and an important step for the media business.” Echoing his enthusiasm, FOX Corporation’s chief, Lachlan Murdoch, stated, “We are thrilled to be able to bring the sports offering to this new platform.”