A study shows people want the NBC, Disney, Fox and CBS network groups, but ESPN? Not so much ...
A pulled black-ish episode addressed NFL players' protests amongst other political and social issues. That may raise more questions about ABC, ESPN, Disney and the NFL.
Pitaro has some previous sports and media experience from Yahoo, and has been with Disney since 2010.
Iger also spoke about variable price plans for specific ESPN Plus services and about OTT entertainment spend replacing some spend in current bundles.
"If we do make this broader transition to a direct-to-consumer model, that is a fantastic local way into consumers' houses and into a relationship with consumers, through their local team."
There are many hurdles for Comcast to clear if its wants to outbid Disney for Fox.
ESPN had a relatively good quarter, compared to both its past results and what happened at ABC.
UK regulator feels Rupert Murdoch’s purchase of Sky would not be in the public interest.
Could Skipper have been forced out in a corporate power-play?
Could a number of Fox Sports Net affiliates be sold to AT&T or NBC?
There were a lot of streaming deals involving live sports in 2017.
There's a chance sports plays an even bigger role at the new version of Fox.
ESPN Plus will launch in Spring 2018, along with a new app for the service.