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Iger: ESPN subscriber losses have 'abated,' but sports costs weigh Disney down

After declining by around 7.2 million subscribers over the last three years, ESPN's audience erosion has abated, at least for now, said Bob Iger, CEO of parent corporation, the Walt Disney Company.

ABC Family officially renamed to Freeform, new mobile app launches

Cable network ABC Family went ahead with its planned rebranding and changed its name to Freeform. In tandem with the new moniker, ABC launched a mobile app that features the first two episodes of the network's newest series, Shadowhunters.

Despite pay-TV subscription losses, ESPN in line for significant ad revenue increases in 2016

Despite a steady stream of bad news about its subscriber metrics in 2015, ESPN appears poised to grow its advertising revenue in 2016.

Analyst: ESPN becoming Disney's 'most troubled business'

Despite the record-breaking $517 billion worldwide performance of its new  Star Wars  movie, the Walt Disney Co. finds itself once again reeling on Wall Street due to the struggles of its suddenly faltering ESPN networks.

Disney launches £9.99/month DisneyLife SVOD service in the UK, but Marvel and Star Wars are MIA

The Walt Disney Company this week introduced a new SVOD service in the UK called DisneyLife, which offers monthly subscribers a collection of Disney-owned movies, books, music and TV shows. A family account that supports up to six different users costs £9.99 per month, and the service will initially be available in the UK.

Disney beats quarterly forecast partly on success of ESPN

After kicking off a wave of cord-cutting anxiety and media-stock bloodletting on Wall Street in early August by lowering its guidance for ESPN, Walt Disney Company chief executive Bob Iger had more reassuring news during his conglomerate's fourth quarter earnings call.

ESPN's YouTube channels go dark amid YouTube Red launch

ESPN's YouTube channels are going dark amid the launch of Google's new YouTube Red subscription platform.

Disney confirms plan to lay off 300 at ESPN

ESPN confirmed today that will lay off about 300 employees, or about 4 percent of its 8,000-member workforce.

ABC Family changes its name, takes a multiplatform angle

Disney-owned television network ABC Family is changing its name to "Freeform" in January, a move it says will better reflect its content offerings and its audience's multiscreen viewing behaviors.

Rumor mill: Netflix reportedly talking to Disney about licensing 'Star Wars' films for Latin America

Could Latin America be getting the chance to stream the older Star Wars films on Netflix? According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, the SVOD provider is negotiating streaming rights for five of the six films with the Walt Disney Co.