The next Media rights deal (2023-?)

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JohnZ

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Dinsey own ABC and ESPN.

They do charge extra in the US for ESPN over the Disney+ bundle
Yes they do, but it's not as simple as that.

ESPN on cable (aka Foxtel here) carries Monday Night Football. ABC itself doesn't show many games at all (like 2-3 monday night games which are simulcast from ESPN), mainly the superbowl once every few years because it can't be on ESPN. The ESPN streaming service didn't used to have access to the games, but in the new deal they do.

But it's all extra charge on top of Disney+, which is what I was saying in what you quoted me. Disney/Netflix/Stan might go for the AFL rights, but if they do it will be a surcharge. Where as Amazon and Apple can provide it included in their streaming services, because they make money from converting their users in other ways (buying cheap sh*t from Amazon or expensive sh*t from apple)
 

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