Disney is in talks for a stake in MLB’s sports streaming company

In recent years, MLB Advanced Media has cut deals with other media companies to help them improve their streaming offerings. For example, the company, which is owned by the 30 Major League Baseball teams, worked with HBO to develop that company’s HBO Now streaming service. It was successfully launched in April 2015 for the premiere of the fifth season of “Game of Thrones.” MLB Advanced Media has also assisted ESPN with the company’s WatchESPN streaming website and mobile app. – Daniel Miller, Stephen Battaglio & Meg James, LA Times http://ift.tt/299fpv5