- Disney (DIS -0.5%) says it will consider giving access to ESPN programming to online TV ventures similar to those being developed by Sony, Google, and Intel.
- The key question is which events and what ESPN networks would be rolled into an online package from a tech giant aimed at disrupting the cable/satellite model (TWC, CHTR, CMCSA, DTV, DISH, CVC). In the past, sports have been viewed as keeping cord-cutting at bay.
- The development looks particularly interesting following shortly after an announcement on a promising Sony-Viacom content deal and Google-NFL flirtation buzz.
- The big picture: It's too early in the game to forecast a media/tech winner in the race to offer a broad online TV service, but owning shares of a NFL team might end up being the best investment of them all.
Online TV service buzz: Now it's getting interesting
Aug 21 2013, 15:23 ET