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Selling ABC Poses Billion-Dollar Dilemma for Disney and ESPN’s Future

Sep 22, 2023

The Walt Disney Co. could pocket a $4 billion-plus windfall by selling ABC. But the loss of the broadcast network poses troubling implications for ESPN, as the sister networks have become increasingly intertwined regarding televising sports.

To combat the actors/writers strike, ESPN just announced ABC would simulcast 15 “Monday Night Football” games compared to five last season.

Disney also uses ABC to broadcast the NBA Finals and NHL Stanley Cup Finals.

The Mouse House has managed to box Fox Sports out of NFL Draft coverage by offering a college-centric version of the Draft on ABC since 2019.

Source: Front Office Sports

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