Streaming Wars For Live Sports, Entertainment, and Gambling

The timing of the following deal for the College Football Playoff is telling with regards to the timeline of ESPN’s final year under the new 12-team format, which falls in December 2025 and January 2026.

Disney’s plans at such time are to have two different streaming services that allow access to ESPN channels, with one of those outlined above as direct to consumer with the initial projection for launch in August 2025 just in time for the new college football season.