Last week the S&P Media Index lost 8.3 percent (approximately $53.7 Billion of value) in just three days. During that time, shares of Viacom lost 20 percent, 21CF (Fox) and Discovery Networks lost 11 percent, Disney took a 9 percent hit and even CBS dropped 6 percent. It was a tough week. Is this the beginning of Mediamageddon?
The highlight is what makes sports come alive, and Microsoft knows that. With the Xbox 360’s ESPN app, which debuted in November 2010 and was expanded two years later to include the sports giant’s full slate of live programming, Microsoft demonstrated a strong focus on delivering sports through the console. Now the company is moving […]
Walt Disney’s ESPN sports network has held preliminary talks to offer programming on a Web-based TV service like those proposed by Google, Sony and Intel. An Internet TV provider would have to pay as much or more than cable and satellite services, President John Skipper said today at ESPN’s campus in Bristol, Connecticut. He declined […]
Before you know it, smartphone-wielding football referees will be able to review their calls and respond to nasty tweets about those calls all in one go. ESPN is set to start embedding video streams of instant replays into its tweets, according to various reports. Through a partnership with Ford and Twitter, ESPN’s college football account, […]
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. We’ve been expecting WatchESPN to launch on the Xbox since it […]