Canzano: Pac-12 CEO Group member offers insight on delay amid Disney/ESPN shift
Source says it "will be worth the wait."
Disney is open to selling an equity stake in ESPN and is looking for a strategic partner in the business as it prepares to transition the sports network to streaming, CEO Bob Iger said Thursday.
Iger spoke on a number of topics in a wide-ranging conversation on CNBC. The CEO said he now has “a good idea” when ESPN will transition to a direct-to-consumer business but declined to say when.
I heard that interview and wondered how the shifting sands in the TV industry might dovetail with the Pac-12 Conference’s ongoing media-rights negotiation. Is it fair to say that the pivot has affected the pace of the Pac-12’s negotiation?
Or is that a reach?