CNBC: Amazon bids for Disney's 22 regional sports networks, including YES Network

From David Faber

Amazon is bidding for all of the 22 regional sports TV networks that Disney acquired from Twenty-First Century Fox.

The e-commerce giant's bid includes the New York-based YES Network, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC. It is bidding for the New York network along with an unknown sovereign wealth fund and the Yankees, the sources said. YES may be sold separately from the other networks.

 

When Disney bought these regional networks last year, I assumed (and I think a lot of us did) they were setting up the ESPN+ app. Now, it seems like that’s not the strategy, and it’ll be interesting to see what happens next. Amazon already has Thursday Night Football available via streaming to Prime members.