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Colin Kaepernick signs production deal with Disney, ESPN to produce docuseries on his life
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Colin Kaepernick signs production deal with Disney, ESPN to produce docuseries on his life

The Colin Kaepernick-ESPN partnership will focus on telling scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social injustice and the quest for equity.

NBA team owners to vote on 22-team plan to resume season interrupted by coronavirus outbreak
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NBA team owners to vote on 22-team plan to resume season interrupted by coronavirus outbreak

On Thursday, NBA team owners will vote on the league's 22-team plan to resume the 2019-20 season which was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus Outbreak: NBA in talks with Walt Disney Company to set up single-site resumption of league
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Coronavirus Outbreak: NBA in talks with Walt Disney Company to set up single-site resumption of league

NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the conversations were still exploratory, and that the site would be used not only for games but for practices and housing as well

'The Last Dance' serves up much-needed sporting drama with enthralling deep-dive into Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls
Entertainment

'The Last Dance' serves up much-needed sporting drama with enthralling deep-dive into Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls

At the heart of it, ESPN's The Last Dance is — an exhaustively deep dive into what made Michael Jordan 'Michael Jordan,' featuring a large supporting cast that doesn't really matter

Coronavirus Outbreak: UFC 249 cancelled after ESPN, Disney halt promotion plans
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Coronavirus Outbreak: UFC 249 cancelled after ESPN, Disney halt promotion plans

UFC 249 was cancelled on Thursday after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped UFC President Dana White’s plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic: UFC finally postpones next three scheduled events, confirms president Dana White
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Coronavirus pandemic: UFC finally postpones next three scheduled events, confirms president Dana White

The UFC has postponed its next three scheduled events through 11 April, finally giving up on president Dana White's plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Disney Plus witnesses 10 million sign-ups on day one, shares surge up to 3.5 percent
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Disney Plus witnesses 10 million sign-ups on day one, shares surge up to 3.5 percent

Disney Plus was hit with technical glitches that the company said were caused by higher-than-expected demand.

Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, WarnerMedia, Disney tussle for newest weapon in TV streaming war: Live sports
Sports

Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, WarnerMedia, Disney tussle for newest weapon in TV streaming war: Live sports

Sports are going to be a significant feature of new platforms that are aiming to shake up the burgeoning on-demand industry.

NBA vs China: Houston Rockets' Nike merchandise removed from stores; ESPN criticised for 'nine-dash-line' map
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NBA vs China: Houston Rockets' Nike merchandise removed from stores; ESPN criticised for 'nine-dash-line' map

A now-deleted tweet by NBA franchise Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey last week supporting anti-government protests in Hong Kong has sparked a massive backlash in China

NBA to bar players from wearing 'ninja-style' headbands next season due to safety concerns
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NBA to bar players from wearing 'ninja-style' headbands next season due to safety concerns

Several players including All-Star Jimmy Butler sported the headgear last season, a band of fabric tied at the back of the head with the two ends flowing loose.

Disney+ streaming service to roll out in Canada, Netherlands starting this November
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Disney+ streaming service to roll out in Canada, Netherlands starting this November

Disney+ will be available on various platforms, including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku, and Sony.

Disney to offer Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ starting November, to be priced same as Netflix
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Disney to offer Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ starting November, to be priced same as Netflix

This price is the same as the Netflix plan, which allows streaming on two devices simultaneously.

More athletes talking about mental health important for changing attitudes in sports and society
Sports

More athletes talking about mental health important for changing attitudes in sports and society

Recent trends in society about speaking out about mental health struggles have resulted in changing attitudes and more support, resulting in help for athletes.

Google to power advertising for Disney's collection of brands and properties
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Google to power advertising for Disney's collection of brands and properties

Disney will bring its entire global digital video and display business onto Google Ad Manager.

James Franco may direct Those Guys Have All the Fun, film based on formation of sports network ESPN
Entertainment

James Franco may direct Those Guys Have All the Fun, film based on formation of sports network ESPN

James Franco's directorial Those Guys Have All the Fun is an adaptation of James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales' non fiction novel of the same name

Walt Disney appoints James Pitaro as the president of ESPN sports network to navigate digital shift
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Walt Disney appoints James Pitaro as the president of ESPN sports network to navigate digital shift

Longtime executive of Disney, James Pitaro, 48, joined Disney in 2010 and has run the consumer products and interactive group for the past two years.

Donald Trump says 'terrific' Xi Jinping working to release arrested UCLA players
World

Donald Trump says 'terrific' Xi Jinping working to release arrested UCLA players

President Donald Trump said he personally asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping to intervene on behalf of three US college basketball players arrested in China for alleged shoplifting and expressed hope they would soon be sent home.

ESPN likely to lay off 100 employees ahead of the launch of their new streaming service ESPN Plus
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ESPN likely to lay off 100 employees ahead of the launch of their new streaming service ESPN Plus

The layoffs of producers and executives among others are said to be a result of parent company Disney's missed revenues which is driven mostly by ESPN.

Supreme Court upholds Delhi HC's verdict, bars Prasar Bharati from sharing live feed of cricket matches
First Cricket News

Supreme Court upholds Delhi HC's verdict, bars Prasar Bharati from sharing live feed of cricket matches

A Supreme court bench dismissed the appeals of the Centre, Prasar Bharati, Home Cable Network Private Limited and Sopan Foundation and upheld the Delhi High Court's judgement.

Disney to launch a streaming service for its brands and live sports
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Disney to launch a streaming service for its brands and live sports

The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar brands and another for live sports.