Exciting news for Disney fans and sports enthusiasts! In a major development, Fox Corp., the Walt Disney Co., and Warner Bros. Discovery have teamed up to create a groundbreaking sports streaming service. The newly christened “Venu Sports” will offer fans a direct-to-consumer experience starting this fall.

Imagine having access to your favorite ESPN channels, ABC sports, Fox’s cable sports lineup, and Warner Bros. Discovery’s TNT, truTV, and TBS—all in one place. This new platform aims to captivate the younger generation of sports fans who are ditching traditional pay TV subscriptions. With a potential pool of 60 million U.S. households not connected to cable or satellite TV, Venu Sports is gearing up to be a game-changer.

What’s even more enticing is the roster of sports content on offer. From NFL and NHL to NBA, Major League Baseball, and other popular sports, Venu will broadcast games that have traditionally been available on linear TV channels. While the price point remains unconfirmed, industry buzz suggests a monthly cost of around $50—significantly lower than your typical pay TV subscription.

This strategic alliance is also a defense move by traditional media giants to consolidate their strengths against tech titans. Companies like Netflix and Amazon Prime are investing heavily to offer live sports on their streaming platforms. Netflix recently secured the rights to two NFL Christmas games for 2024, and Amazon’s Prime Video is eyeing a substantial NBA package in the league’s upcoming media rights deal.

Considering the intriguing features and competitive pricing of this service, it’s an exciting time to be a sports fan. How do you feel about this new venture, and which sports are you most excited to watch on Venu Sports? Share your thoughts in the comments and don’t forget to spread the word!

Source: Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times / TNS. [Read the original article here](https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2024/05/17/sports/the-new-disney-warner-and-fox-sports-streaming-joint-venture-finally-has-a-name/).