Disney Launching Standalone ESPN Streamer Following Surprise Combined Sports Service

The company is also investing $1.5 billion in Fortnite parent Epic Games

Disney is making good on its promise to take ESPN direct-to-consumer.

During the company’s quarterly earnings call Wednesday, CEO Bob Iger announced an arrival date for the standalone ESPN streaming service, planned for August 2025.

The upcoming streamer will remain separate from the sports streaming service with Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery, which was announced yesterday. That streamer is slated to launch later this year.

Meanwhile, Disney’s standalone ESPN service will include the full suite of ESPN channels, as well as digital integrations like ecommerce, ESPN Bet and fantasy sports.

“Ultimately,

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