Breaking: Disney/ABC Deal with Hulu Excludes ESPN Content

Eye on Sports MediaCorrespondent IApril 30, 2009

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - FEBRUARY 28:  In this handout photo provided by Disney , Brett Favre, who recently announced his retirement, lounges with Goofy on February 28, 2009 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Favre, who holds multiple NFL records including most passing yards in a career, is at Walt Disney World this weekend for 'ESPN The Weekend,' a sports-themed fan event held at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park.  (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Disney Via Getty Images)

Less than an hour ago, it was announced that Disney-owned ABC has entered into a deal with Hulu to provide programming content. However, Eye on Sports Media has confirmed with an ESPN spokesperson that this deal does not include any ESPN owned and generated content.

What does this mean for sports fans? The immediate thing that comes to mind is that unlike Fox Sports, which has made the BCS Bowl games available on Hulu after the games are over, ESPN will not be doing this.

So strike another blow against the average sports fan as ESPN gobbles up properties in the continued "cablization of television sports properties"

Related Link(s)

The Cablization of Television Sports Properties - Part I
The Cablization of Television Sports Properties - Part II