ESPN Plus streaming service will launch this spring for $4.99 per mo

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However if you're a bit of a sports fanatic and would love to see sports streams, then ESPN Plus could be a service worth checking out. Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger is taking big steps to address those challenges, with plans for new online services and a $52.4 billion deal to buy much of 21st Century Fox Inc.

As for Disney's overall Q1, the mixed earnings were partly attributed to weaker results across the company's cable television, studio entertainment and consumer products divisions.

Speaking on Disney's earnings call Tuesday, Iger said ESPN Plus will be available via a new reconceived ESPN app. To that end, Iger was asked why Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had not been attached to a similar multi-season series. Earnings for the quarter included a $1.6 billion one-time tax benefit associated with new USA federal income tax legislation.

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According to Nielsen coverage estimates, the ESPN network now reaches 86.7 million linear TV subscribers, or around 72 percent of all TV households. The film has generated about $1.32 billion in box-office revenue worldwide, compared with the $2.07 billion haul for its predecessor in the current trilogy, "The Force Awakens". The company's largest network, ESPN, will launch a streaming service for sports fans in 2018 followed by an entertainment offering the following year.

Media and Networks revenue hit $6.24 billion for the quarter, aligning more or less with the Street's $6.35 billion, and Cable of $4.49 billion likewise just under the Street's $4.53 billion. And they'll be paying $4.99 a month for the streaming subscription itself. But ESPN lost more viewers on top of the previous quarter's 3 percent decline - and advertising revenue fell 11 percent year-over-year. The analyst believes it was "somewhat expected", so he remains unfazed that Studio revenue of $2.50 billion and Consumer/Interactive of $1.45 billion came up a bit short of consensus expectations.

In its first statement about the effort, Disney described it in broad terms, only confirming that the service will include a host of games from every major sports organisation in the United States and purchasable add-ons for those who want to follow individual sports like baseball, hockey, and soccer. Last month, Disney gave 125,000 employees a one-time cash bonus of $1,000 each and invested $50 million to create a higher education program for workers.

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