Yesterday Disney CEO Bob Iger went on CNBC’s Closing Bell to talk about the company’s earnings, and brag about Black Panther’s extraordinary ticket pre-sales. During the course of the chat he mentioned a new streaming service for ESPN that’s expected to go for $5 a month. That might sound cheap, but by all accounts it…
The days of sweet, free streams with your friend’s boyfriend’s HBO login may soon come to an end.
President Donald Trump is awake, angry, and tweeting. So it’s pretty much like any given Friday. Except for the fact that there was a terrorist attack at a London tube station this morning that has left 18 people injured. And Trump has taken the opportunity to propose new restrictions on the internet, said that he’d…
The big trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t due until tomorrow, but ESPN is now running teasers for the main event. Here’s one snippet that has some new footage.
Huh. Every year, ESPN magazine releases a special “Body Issue”, celebrating the peak physical form of the world’s finest athletes with oodles of nude and semi-nude pictures. This year’s issue will get a special helping hand from some of Marvel’s mightiest men and women.
If you're watching the X Games on ESPN this weekend you'll get to see the new GoPro POV system in action. I'm at the Games now and got a peek at the hardware, and it's clear that while it's early days yet, this represents a gigantic leap forward in live sports broadcasting.
And lo, a hero emerges.
Sports has been one of the last great hold-outs of cord cutting, but now a little progress is being made in the right direction—soon, you'll be able to get live sports without a cable subscription, too. Dish's new web TV service will let you stream ESPN for 20 bucks a month.
Thanks to the new promise of HBO without a cable subscription, we're getting very close to the cord-cutting future of TV we've hoped for. It's not hard to imagine that soon you can pay for only the content you want and none of what you don't. It'll be pretty great, as long as you hate sports.
ESPN is bringing all the sports to your wrist with a new Pebble smartwatch app. Pair your Android or iPhone, pick your pro or college teams, and your Pebble will vibrate whenever the score changes in any of the games you're tracking. No way that'll get annoying during playoffs. Nope. [Variety via Techmeme]
The FCC is proposing a fine of nearly $2 million for cable channels that aired a trailer for Olympus Has Fallen, which uses the tones from the Emergency Alert System.
Deadspin has a fascinating step-by-step video analysis that demonstrates how ESPN can pull stories out of the thin air its collective ass produces, without any shame or dignity. It's appalling that people actually waste their time watching this verbal diarrhea.
ESPN is a failing network of endless cable channels that cover every possible minor variation of sports. There is something called "World Cup of Softball," for instance, and the ESPN announcer thought it was funny to mock a Japanese fan in the stands by saying "I need some sushi" and "I need some rice."
Apple TV just plugged two very big holes in its streaming content: HBO and ESPN. The streaming box will now play content from the HBO Go and WatchESPN apps. And that's good news for just about everyone involved.
That was it. That was 3DTV's best chance. ESPN just decided to discontinue its push for 3DTV sporting events, deciding its time would be better spent focusing on traditional high resolution broadcasts and Tim Tebow daguerreotypes. And that, in a nutshell, effectively kills 3DTV's chances of ever going mainstream.
ESPN will kill ESPN 3D by the end of the year. The ill-fated 3D sports channel that started as an experiment in 2010 won't be broadcast in any dimensions soon. This is huge news considering the significant investment that TV manufacturers and broadcasters have put forth in an effort to bolster the struggling tech.
Because data caps are the terrible reality to owning a smartphone, even giant companies want to help us poor saps who've signed our life away to carriers one 2-year contract at a time. ESPN is trying to make a deal with carriers to subsidize our data plans. Seriously.
ESPN on the Xbox just got a helluva lot better. Instead of being an awkward, half-featured sports channel, Xbox Live is now getting the real deal: a WatchESPN app. That means you can watch ALL of ESPN's channels: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU and more.
From the players to the coaches to the administrators to the boosters, University of Miami football in the '90s was dirty, underhanded, morally and ethically suspect. It was also the best. But unlike the other schools which almost certainly went out of their way to project a squeaky clean image, the U was downright…