Disney+ bundle

We already knew that Disney+, Disney’s upcoming subscription streaming service, was going to be offered as an add-on for Hulu subscribers, but now we have a few more details about the scope of what Disney has in mind. Bob Iger, the CEO of The Walt Disney Company, announced today on an investor call that a Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney+ bundle will be available this November and it will cost $12.99 per month. Read on to see how that compares with several other streaming service prices. Read More »

sharing streaming passwords

It looks like the days of you using your roommate’s boyfriend’s parents HBO Go account are numbered.

Cable TV providers are reportedly cracking down on the “illicit” password-sharing of cable TV and streaming accounts, which has cost them millions of subscribers and billions of dollars in revenue. For many, this could make it decidedly difficult to live as a TV buff in the era of Peak TV and overpriced living conditions.

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Star Wars ESPN

It’s March and even if you aren’t a sports fan, it’s hard not to get caught up in March Madness. The excitement of filling out a college basketball bracket can only be topped if the bracket was something a little more geeky. Like Star Wars characters, for example.

StarWars.com is hosting a “This is Madness” tournament allowing fans to vote on their favorite characters in a single elimination bracket. In 2013, they did the same thing and Yoda beat Darth Vader in the finals. So, to help promote the contest, Yoda appeared on a version of ESPN’s SportsNation with Max Kellerman to discuss the tournament. It’s super cheesy, but a nice surprise for Star Wars fans. Check it out below. Read More »

Space Jam

ESPN’s 30 for 30 has chronicled many of the biggest events in sports history, but that just makes it weirder that they’ve so far neglected to examine one of the most iconic moments of the ’90s: the epic game between the Monstars and the Tune Squad, as famously depicted in the 1996 film Space Jam. Sure, Sugar Ray Leonard and Nancy Kerrigan are pretty interesting people, but are either of them a 12-foot monster capable of breathing fire? Didn’t think so.

Fortunately, the documentary series has finally gotten around to righting that wrong. In a new short called 30 for 30: The Space Jam Game, commentators, historians, and even one of the players recall that fateful match. Check it out after the jump.

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Derek Cianfrance to Direct Film About Creation of ESPN


Briefly: Derek Cianfrance is best known for heavy indie dramas like Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines, but his commercial work shows that he’s got an interest in sports. Those various tendencies may well collide in a film that he’s just been attached to direct.

Focus Features pulled the rights to adapt the book ESPN: Those Guys Have All the Fun out of turnaround when Fox decided not to make the movie. Now Focus has set Cianfrance to direct the film that will tell the story of the formation of ESPN.

Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Social Network) will produce with Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell. No writer has been hired to script at this point. [The Wrap]