Fubo Faces 'Uphill Challenge' Suing Disney, Fox and WBD Over Sports Streaming Plans

The lawsuit claims anti-competitive practices could harm Fubo's subscription base

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Fubo could be facing a difficult task in its antitrust lawsuit against major broadcasters The Walt Disney Company, Fox Corp. and Warner Bros. Discovery to derail their joint sports streaming venture.

David Gandler, co-founder and chief executive of Fubo, has claimed that the move by the major corporations, announced earlier this month, is anti-competitive and will inflate prices for consumers.

Should it go ahead, the joint venture will bring together portfolios of sports from linear networks like ESPN’s suite of linear properties, ABC and ESPN+; Fox and its properties FS1 and FS2; and WBD’s cablers such as TBS, TNT and truTV, as well as certain direct-to-consumer offerings.

Fubo’s complaint describes “anti-competitive tactics” it claims have been taken to prevent it from competing fairly in the marketplace.



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