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MLB and NBA games can't be streamed that air on ESPN

Same with golf, tennis, and F!. ESPN can only broadcast those events on their TV channel and not stream them.

The new contract with the NFL allows them to, as does the contract with the NHL. Future contracts will probably do the same with the MLB, NBA, PGA, tennis, and F1, but until those deals are renewed, no streaming for those sports on ESPN.

I think Disney really wants to get ESPN into a streaming product like Paramount+ does with CBS streaming the CBS network for an added fee. That way, Disney doesn't have to worry about getting into carriage disputes with cable carriers any more and can offer all their networks as a package to everyone.

(In response to this post by HOO86)

Posted: 10/15/2021 at 11:59PM


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Disney thinking about unloading ESPN -- mrcaniac 10/15/2021 7:45PM
  Hard to tell from that article..... -- 2hhoop3 10/16/2021 12:35PM
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  ESPN...... -- 2hhoop3 10/18/2021 3:42PM
  ESPN does have streaming. -- HOO86 10/15/2021 9:27PM
  MLB and NBA games can't be streamed that air on ESPN -- mrcaniac 10/15/2021 11:59PM
  That is not correct -- Vienna_Hokie 10/16/2021 07:24AM
  Agreed -- mrcaniac 10/16/2021 11:50AM
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