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Disney+ is boosting its library by running a Starz ad (update)

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Will Lipman Photography for Engadget When you first launch Disney+ after it becomes available next early week, you might something that wasn’t supposed to be there. According to The Verge, the streaming service will show some subscribers an ad promoting premium TV channel Starz after they finish the initial sign-up […]

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Watch ESPN’s first native 4K game Saturday — if you have DirecTV

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links LSU running back Nick Brossette (4) runs for 46 yards before he is run out of bounds by Florida safety Donovan Stiner, right, during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Gainesville, Fla. AP Photo/John Raoux By now we’ve seen Ultra HD TV […]

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ESPN will create a daily sports show for Quibi’s streaming service

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Joe Robbins/Getty Images Quibi’s upcoming mobile video service is so far focused on short-form shows from celebrities like Chrissy Teigen, Idris Elba and Steven Spielberg, but sports are now set to be part of the package as well. ESPN has agreed to create a daily sports show for Quibi that […]

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ESPN+ was already an insane deal, now it has the Bundesliga

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links The dust had just settled from Bayern Munich’s 7-2 thumping of Tottenham when ESPN made arguably its biggest ESPN+ announcement to date. Starting with the 2020 season, ESPN+ will be the home of the Bundesliga in the US and fans will be able to stream every regular season match, plus […]

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ESPN+ snags US rights to Bundesliga soccer starting in 2020

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, right, scores the opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Hertha BSC Berlin in Munich on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. ASSOCIATED PRESS Last year we called ESPN+ “essential for the cord-cutting sports fan” partially due to its deep roster of streaming […]

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Disney deal will keep ESPN on PlayStation Vue for years to come

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Brett Carlsen/Getty Images Don’t worry about the fate of ESPN channels on PlayStation Vue — they’re not going anywhere. Sony and the Walt Disney Company have struck a “multi-year” deal that will keep delivery Disney-owned channels to Vue, including several ESPN channels, ABC, the Disney Channel and recently acquired Fox […]

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ESPN will make exclusive shows for Facebook Watch

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Randy Holmes via Getty Images ESPN will broadcast exclusive shows and segments on Facebook Watch under a new deal. First up are bonus segments from Always Late With Katie Nolan, an ESPN+ sports/comedy show that’ll debut on ESPN2 this week, along with The People’s MMA Show, a weekly series focused […]

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For Disney, it’s all about ‘quality over quantity’ with Disney+

Engadget RSS Feed The Disney+ Showcase at the D23 Expo started with a live performance from the cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. And that wasn’t just about getting the crowd fired up. For Disney, it was an opportunity to give its biggest fans a taste of one of the original shows […]

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Disney and Charter have reached a multi-year distribution deal

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Miami Herald via Getty Images Disney and Charter Communications inked a multi-year deal today that will deliver a wide range of content — from college sports to The Bachelor — to Spectrum subscribers. The deal avoids a blackout of Disney-controlled networks like ABC and ESPN, reported Bloomberg. It also paves […]

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After Math: Things that shouldn’t cost this much

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Engadget Samsung unveiled the latest iterations its Galaxy Note line during which time the company showed off a plus-sized phone that costs more than a laptop — specifically, the brand new Book S laptop debuting at the same dang press conference. That ain’t right. And that ain’t all. Take a […]

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