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[11 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Launch ESPN Streaming Service and Ending Netflix Agreement

The Walt Disney Company announced this week that it agreed to acquire majority ownership of BAMTech, LLC.
The Company will launch its ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service next year and will also launch a Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019.
This mean that Disney’s current agreement with Netflix will end with the 2019 calendar year theatrical slate.
Disney will pay $1.58 billion to acquire an additional 42% stake in BAMTech. The company is a leader in direct-to-consumer streaming technology.
The ESPN-branded service debuting in 2018 will feature an “array” of sports programming including about …

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[11 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Bid on a Walt Disney World Vacation to Benefit the V Foundation During the ESPY Day Auction

The 13th Annual ESPY Day Auction to benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research is happening through tomorrow and you can bid on a Walt Disney World vacation.
The winner’s vacation package includes a chance to visit all four theme parks plus two waters parks, air and ground transportation, lodging at a Disney World hotel, VIP tour services, character dining, a private character meet and greet, and more.
The V Foundation is working to find a cure for cancer and is ESPY Day Auction helps them in the cause.
To find out more …

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[22 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News – Breakfast at Be Our Guest, Easter Eggs at Grand Floridian, and a New Dessert Party

Happy middle of March! We been covering a lot of big stories this week so let’s dive right in!
The week started out with news of a new breakfast offering at Be Our Guest in the Magic Kingdom! Reservations opened March 17, breakfast started on March 20 and will run in this test phase until June 18!
Reservations for another new food-related event opened last week too! The new Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party will be replacing the Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party on July 5 and reservations are now open for this nighttime …

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[5 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Jon Gruden’s ‘QB Camp’ Series to be Filmed at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Jon Gruden’s QB Camp series will once again be filmed at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.
This is the second year that the series will be filmed at Disney World and this year’s series will feature the last two Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks – Jameis Winston and Marcuc Mariota.
The QB Camp series debuted on ESPN in 2010 and has become a part of the pre-NFL Draft coverage that includes the Scouting Combine and Pro Days. Since the beginning of the series, 38 players …

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[5 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Disney Launches New Ad with Two College Football Mascots

Disney has launched a new ad with the two remaining college football championship mascots – Brutus Buckeye from The Ohio State University and the Duck from the University of Oregon.
The two teams are set to face off in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on January 12 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Ohio State defeated the University of Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and Oregon beat Florida State University in the Rose Bowl.
The ads are a play on the ‘I’m Going to Disney World’ television ads. In the …

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[29 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Signs Multiyear Deal with DirectTV

The Walt Disney Company has signed a multiyear distribution deal with DirecTV which gives the satellite broadcaster rights to online video services from ABC, ESPN, and Disney Channel.
The deal means that DirecTV subscribers will have access to Disney content on their televisions, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, and other devices.
DirecTV’s previous deal with Disney was set to expire at the end of this year.
DirecTV’s subscribers will have access to live and video-on-demand programs from all ESPN and Disney networks in addition to ABC stations. The deal also includes the ‘Watch’ services …

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[26 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
College Football Team Mascots Star in ‘I’m Going to Disney World’ Television Ads

The team mascots for the four college football teams in the College Football Playoffs are starring in a new slate of television spots that play off the ‘I’m going to Disney World!’ ad campaign.
The mascots – Brutus Buckeye from The Ohio State University, Big Al from the University of Alabama, the Duck from the University of Oregon, and the Garnet and Gold Guys from Florida State University – will appear in the television spots on ABC and ESPN during the holidays.
The first television spot started airing today on the networks …

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[17 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Top Four Cheer Squads Announced for the ‘Cheer On Your Disney Side’ Competition

The top four teams have been announced for Disney’s Cheer On Your Disney Side Competition.
The final teams are Rutgers, Auburn, Louisiana State University, and Santa Monica College. The four finalists were announced during The Home Depot College Football Awards.
The Cheer On Your Disney Side competition is sponsored by Disney Destinations and Varsity Sport and is for collegiate cheer and dance squads. The winning team will receive a $100,000 grant from ESPN and a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort.
Fans can watch the four teams’ 30-second videos at Espn.com/CheerMagic and …

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[7 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
College Cheer and Dance Squads Competing to Win Six-Figure Grant from ESPN

A nationwide competition kicked off this week for college cheer and dance squads who are competing to win a six-figure grant from ESPN.
The “Cheer On Your Disney Side” competition is giving college cheer and dance squads the chance to show their Disney Side in 30-second videos of a routine using remixed Disney Park attraction music.
The videos can be submitted through November 11, and the final four squads will be announced on December 11 during the Home Depot College Football Awards show on ESPN. Fans will have a chance to vote …

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[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Inaugural ESPN Fantasy Football Convention Takes Place this August at the ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex

Football fans can kick-off this year’s football season with the inaugural ESPN Fantasy Football Convention.
This first-of-its-kind event is planned for August 22 and 23 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort. Fans will have a chance to meet ESPN talent Matthew Berry, Adam Schefter, Sara Walsh, Chris Mortensen, Stephania Bell, and Tim Hasselbeck.
The event kicks off with a Tailgate Party where fans can mingle with ESPN on-air talent and judge the first-ever ESPN Chili Bowl where Disney chefs will serve up their best …