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Disney Unveils New Streaming Services, to End Netflix Deal

By May 10, 2018No Comments

Big news. Disney announced two new streaming services:
1) ESPN — Direct to consumer offering launching in 2018
2) Disney — Focused on Disney content and set to launch in 2019

Disney also announced plans to start pulling content from Netflix.

Great graphic posted by Terence Kawaja‏ from the infamous Lumascape.

Another big announcement was Disney acquiring an additional 42% of BAMTech for $1.58b bringing their total ownership stake to 75%.

What is BAMTech? BAMTech is a spinoff from MLBAM (Major League Baseball Advanced Media) that powers the video streaming for several major sports leagues.

BAMTech has only been a separate company since August 2015 and is already valued at $3.75b!

A few of the leagues that BAMTech powers streaming for:
1) Major League Baseball
2) National Hockey League
3) Major League Soccer
4) Grand Slam Tennis

Michael Beach

Michael Beach

Michael Beach is the Chief Executive Officer of Cross Screen Media, a media analytics and software company that enables marketers to plan, activate, and measure CTV and linear TV at the local level. Michael is also the founder and editor of State of the Screens, a weekly newsletter focused on video advertising that is a must-read for thought leaders in the advertising industry. He has appeared in such publications as PBS Frontline, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Axios, CNBC and Bloomberg, and on NPR’s Planet Money podcast.