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ESPN eyes iTunes content deal

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Monday, December 5, 2005
News Categories: iTunes

Walt Disney’s ESPN is the latest network to consider a deal to offer its programs on Apple’s iTunes Music Store. ESPN’s sports content would join shows from ABC, which is also owned by Disney. Although ESPN has not yet held talks with Apple, the cable sports network plans to offer its shows and game clips to “any pipe, any device,” ESPN and ABC Sports president George Bodenheimer said at the UBS global media conference. “We’re not just in the TV business anymore. We’re going to the table as a sports media company,” Bodenheimer said.

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Sure…as if the NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, NASCAR or the NFL won’t demand a piece of that action before ESPN/Disney realizes any sort of cash flow into their own coffers. Selling content that contains ANY sort of sports footage…only if the associate league gets their pound of flesh FIRST.

Posted by flatline response on December 6, 2005 at 5:44 AM (PDT)

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