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ESPN+ passes 2 million subscribers in under a year

ESPN+, Disney’s standalone premium subscription service for sports fans, now has over 2 million subscribers. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the latest growth stat during his company’s quarterly earnings call this afternoon. – Chris Welch, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2Sx7xtt
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Super Bowl LIII breaks streaming records despite TV viewership slump

Viewers tuned into the action across 7.5 million devices, up 20 percent from 2018, and consumed more than 560 million minutes of live game coverage, an increase of 19 percent from last year, according to CBS. The average minute audience of 2.6 million also witnessed a year-over-year spike of 31 percent. – Saqib Shah, Engadget » https://engt.co/2DTLaX7

Sports audiences increasingly turning to digital

Each of the four top sports leagues offers a direct-to-consumer (D2C) streaming plan in the US, ranging from standalone services such as MLB.TV to NFL’s Sunday Ticket, which is tethered to DirecTV satellite customers and, as its name implies, limited to Sunday games. The pricing varies from league to league and depends on whether users pay monthly or seasonally. But, generally, users who buy entire seasons will shell out at least $250 per year. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2G3WYHU

Discovery and PGA Tour Tee Up ‘GOLFTV’ Streaming Brand for 2019 Launch

Discovery’s $2 billion swing at the international golf market is taking shape, with its upcoming streaming service to be branded “GOLFTV.” The OTT service will tee off around the world at the beginning of 2019 and have live PGA Tour coverage in a raft of territories at launch. More territories will get the live coverage in the next four years as existing rights deals play out. – Stewart Clarke, Variety https://ift.tt/2q4lK1h
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